Stora Enso named most innovative supplier by Husqvarna Group

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The Husqvarna Group recently named Stora Enso its most innovative supplier. Stora Enso supplies corrugated packaging to Husqvarna and received the prestigious Innovation Award during its annual event for suppliers. Stora Enso’s achievements include producing Cone Box, a new, innovative packaging solution for Husqvarna’s chainsaws.

In addition to its unique design, Cone Box has reinforced protection for the guide bar.

The new packaging solution saves on transportation costs, reduces complaints and is a winner for the environment. Cone Box has enabled Husqvarna to:

  • increase fill capacity with 37%
  • decrease the number of pallets by 5,300
  • decrease the number of containers by 180
  • reduce CO2 emissions by 190 tonnes

In its citation for the award, Husqvarna mentioned that Stora Enso invests for the long term in competence, resources and proactive involvement in order to understand its customers’ needs. Through this initiative, Stora Enso has enabled Husqvarna to sustainably achieve its ambitious goals concerning development and innovations in the supply chain.

Stefan Idren, Key account manager, Stora Enso, Division Packaging Solutions, Sascha Menges, President of Husqvarna Division and Fredrik Stensson, Sales Director, Stora Enso, Division Packaging Solutions.

“We are naturally both proud and pleased to receive this award from Husqvarna, with whom we have been collaborating for many years,” says Fredrik Stensson, Sales Director at Stora Enso, Division Packaging Solutions. “We work continually on innovation at Stora Enso, and in partnership with customers like Husqvarna we have the opportunity to make a big difference, as regards both cost and the environment.”

Stora Enso will display selected innovation packaging products, including the Cone Box, at the upcoming Scanpack exhibition in Gothenburg 23-26 October.

Packaging Solutions division

Packaging Solutions division develops fibre-based packaging, and operates at every stage of the value chain from pulp production, material and packaging production to recycling. Our solutions serve leading converters, brand owners and retailer customers helping to optimise performance, reduce total costs and enhance sales

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. Our customers include packaging producers, brand owners, paper and board producers, publishers, retailers, print houses, converters, and joinery and construction companies. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Our materials are renewable, reusable and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 1 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R).

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