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Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp and paper based solutions to its direct and indirect customer base across more than 100 countries.

Our dissolving wood pulp products are used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of consumer products. Our marketleading range of paper products includes: coated fine papers used by printers, publishers and corporate end-users in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail and many other print applications; casting release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries; and newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers and premium quality packaging papers and tissue products in the Southern Africa region.
 
The pulp needed for our products is either produced within Sappi or bought from accredited suppliers. Across the group, Sappi is close to ‘pulp neutral’, meaning that we sell almost as much pulp as we buy.
 
Sappi by numbers
 
  • 13,500 employees in over 20 countries
  • Manufacturing operations on three continents
  • Paper production capacity of 5.6 million tons a year
  • Paper pulp production of 3.5 million tons a year
  • World's largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp with production capacity of 1.3 million tons a year
  • Sales in over 100 countries

 

Divisional overview
Sappi Europe


 

 

53%

of group sales
 

7

Paper mills
 

16

Sales offices​​
Sappi North America​


 

 

23%

of group sales
 

1

Paper mill
 

1

Speciality paper mill
 

1

Paper and specialised cellulose mill
 

4

Sales offices​
Sappi Southern Africa


 

 

24%

of group sales
 

4

Paper mills
 

1

Paper and specialised cellulose mill
 

1

Specialised cellulose mill
 

1

Sawmill
 

4

Sales offices
 

561,000

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Sappi Trading

 

Sappi Trading operates a network for the sale and distribution of our products outside our core operating regions of North America, Europe and Southern Africa.
 
Sappi Trading also coordinates our shipping and logistical functions for exports from these regions.

Sales offices

Bogotá
Hong Kong
Buenos Aires
Johannesburg
Mexico City
Nairobi
São Paulo
Shanghai
Singapore
Sydney
Vienna
 

Logistics offices

Durban
New York​​

 

 

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