BillerudKorsnäs has opened a regional facility in the Chicago area. Combined with current offices in Portland, Oregon, and Miami, Florida, the new location represents a significant expansion of customer service, support and supply capabilities in the North American market. It also reflects the current strategy of BillerudKorsnäs to grow its business in the U.S. and Canada.
With net sales of over US$ 2.5 billion, BillerudKorsnäs provides world-class paper, fluting, liners, paperboard materials and advanced technologies to brand owners and converters. The company also offers BillerudKorsnäs Managed Packaging, a service that unlocks supply chain opportunities and reduces operational costs for global brands shipping from Southeast Asia. Additionally, the company’s Corrugated Solutions supplies lightweight and strong materials, including flutings and liners, to help brand owners package fragile goods requiring protection within demanding distribution systems.
The company is making significant investments in its production capabilities, including $622 million to construct a new board machine at its Gruvön, Sweden, production site and rebuilds in its existing pulp mill. These investments enable expanded production of liquid packaging board, coated and uncoated white kraft liners and cartonboard products to satisfy growing global demand, including in North America.
To help support brands and converters in North America, BillerudKorsnäs has expanded its staff. Supporting sales and providing customer service expertise are the following individuals: Inger Heinke, business development director, Cartonboard; Sherrie Scales, customer service specialist, Cartonboard; Jeff Espin, sales manager, Cartonboard; Brian Jermyn, business development manager, Cartonboard; Scott Carlson, international account executive; Mark Maxwell, international account executive with BillerudKorsnäs Managed Packaging; Peter Malmqvist, marketing director for the Americas.
From left: Brian Jermyn, Jeff Espin, Peter Malmqvist, Inger Heinke and Sherrie Scales. Not pictured: Scott Carlson, Mark Maxwell