SAICA Acquires UK Paper Recycler

Acquisition is part of company's goal to grow its business in the U.K.

September 9, 2011

The Spanish paper company SAICA has acquired Stirling Fibre Group, a paper recycling firm located in the United Kingdom. The acquisition is part of SAICA’s goal to grow its Natur business in the United Kingdom. According to SAICA, the deal also strengthens its goal of providing a significant source of recovered fiber to feed its Partington Recycled Paper mill, which is scheduled to open by early 2012.

Stirling Fibre has six recycling facilities throughout Scotland and Northern England. During the past year, SAICA has acquired two other U.K.-based recycling companies to help meet needs of its Partington mill: Cutts Recycling in July 2011 and Future Ltd. in October 2010.

According to one report, the three acquisitions will result in SAICA Natur UK controlling more than 400,000 metric tons of fiber per year.

Forbes Connor, Stirling Fibre Group managing director, says, “Stirling Fibre has always been a huge supporter of the U.K. paper making industry, and we are delighted to be part of one of the largest recyclers of packaging in Europe. I firmly believe that the Stirling Fibre Group is joining the right organization and we all look forward to developing and growing SAICA Natur in the U.K.” 

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