SAICA buys Stirling Fibre


Spanish company SAICA has bought Scottish paper company Stirling Fibre to provide material for its Manchester mill.

This follows its acquisition of Futur in November 2010 and Cutts Recycling in July.


It is due to open its Partington mill near Manchester next year and these acquisitions will mean it handles 400,000 tonnes of waste paper.

SAICA Natur UK managing director Simon Dymoke said: “I am delighted that SAICA has achieved its strategic goal of guaranteeing the supply of raw materials to PM11 and completing the integration of our business in the UK, ahead of the mill starting production.

“Our integrated business model has proven extremely successful in Europe and we look forward to providing our UK customers with the benefits of SAICA’s full product lifecycle approach to packaging and waste management.”

Stirling Fibre Group managing director Forbes Connor said: “Stirling Fibre has always been a huge supporter of the UK paper making industry and we are delighted to be part of one of the largest recyclers of packaging in Europe.”