Iggesund Paperboard

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Iggesund Paperboard AB
IndustryPulp and paper industry
Founded1685 Iggesunds Bruk, 1949 Iggesund IPO
Key people
ProductsPaperboard: Invercote and Incada
RevenueSEK 5 252 million (2016)
Increase SEK 903 million (2016)
OwnerHolmen Group(100%)
Number of employees
1,406 (2016)

Iggesund Paperboard is a commission company of the Holmen Group and Europe's third largest manufacturer of high quality virgin fibre paperboard. Iggesund has a market share of about 20% in this sector.


Iggesund is an industrial village in Sweden. Isak Breant Sr, a businessman and former court commissioner to Queen Kristina, established there a mill in 1685. Iggesunds Bruk (English:mill) was originally an ironworks, and the nearby forests were used to produce charcoal for the factory. In 1771, Iggesund Bruk acquired a small nearby company that made paper, Östanå paper mill. It was one of the first to try to use sawdust and wood to produce paper. However, the technique remained experimental. The mill burnt down in 1842. In 1869, Baron Gustav Tamm became the owner of Iggesunds Bruk, and built a large sawmill. It was a major transformation for the factory, which had always been an ironworks. Iggesund’s shares were first listed on Stockholmsbörsen in 1949. Lars G. Sundblad introduced paperboard manufacturing at Iggesund, which started in 1963. The merger of MoDo, Holmen and Iggesund resulted in the delisting of Iggesund shares from Stockholmsbörsen (1988), making Iggesund part of the holding, which was renamed to Holmen AB in 2000 [1]


Iggesund Paperboard's product range consists of two product families:


Iggesunds bruk (1923)

Iggesunds Bruk manufactures solid bleached board (SBB, GZ) for the Invercote range in Iggesund, Sweden.

Workington manufactures folding box board (FBB, GC1, GC2) for the Incada range in Workington, England

Ströms Bruk produces plastic-coated and laminated paperboard on the basis of paperboard from Iggesund and Workington at a capacity of 40,000 tons/year in Strömsbruk, Sweden [4]


Holmen's nursery, close to Friggesund

Head Office:

  • Sweden Iggesund Paperboard AB, Iggesund, Sweden

Sales Offices:

Sales Agents:

  • Worldwide

Distribution Terminals:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johannsson, Jessica: "The History of Iggesunds Bruk", 2001.
  2. ^ Iggesund. "Invercote Family Introduction". Iggesund Website. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  3. ^ Iggesund. "Incada Family Introduction". Iggesund Website. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  4. ^ Holmen. "HOLMEN Annual Report 2008". Holmen Website. Retrieved 2009-09-17.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Welcome to Iggesund". Iggesund Website. Retrieved 2009-09-17.

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Coordinates: 61°38′47.81″N 17°4′46.63″E / 61.6466139°N 17.0796194°E / 61.6466139; 17.0796194