Stora Enso Renewable Packaging

Beihai mill

Beihai Mill

Stora Enso Beihai mill started up in May 2016 and it is expected to reach full production within 18 to 24 months. With an investment of EUR 800 million, this is the largest Nordic direct investment in China, and a significant investment in the history of Stora Enso. The Beihai consumer board mill has an annual capacity of 450,000 tonnes of high-grade carton board products. One of the key end products is Liquid Packaging Board, of which more than 80 per cent today is imported to China. Stora Enso is the world-leading producer of this product, which is one of the most demanding and high value-added products in this industry.

Stora Enso will have some 3,000 employees in Guangxi. In addition to enabling the company to better meet customer demand for fibre-based renewable packaging, this investment will also have a highly positive effect on the local economy as each employee translates to roughly ten times as many indirect jobs. Local landowners will also benefit from the investment.

The mill is located in the Tieshangang industrial zone of the Guangxi region, 40 miles outside of Beihai city. A chemical pulp mill will be established at a later date. Stora Enso’s operations in the Guangxi region also consist of tree plantations with around 85,000 hectares of land leased since 2012. The plantations have been certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and the China Forest Certification Council (CFCC), and they will provide a sustainable, cost-competitive and self-sufficient fibre base for the mill.  These plantations cover a total of 90,000 hectares of land, which is equivalent to an area slightly larger than the region of Hong Kong.

Stora Enso Communications’ FSC ® trademark license number is FSC-N001919.

Stora Enso Beihai Mill
Mill Contacts

Dandan Lyu

Head of External Communications, Beihai Mill