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Industry Pulp and Paper Industry
Founded 1908
Headquarters Verran, Norway
Key people
Stein Altern (Manager)
Products CTMP pulp
Number of employees
69 (2009)
Parent Mayr-Melnhof

FollaCell is a paper mill located in Follafoss, Norway. The mill produces 100 000 tonnes of CTMP pulp per year,[1] and is owned by Mayr-Melnhof.


Folla Bruk AS traditionally owned 170 square kilometers (66 sq mi) of land in Verran, including 50 square kilometers (19 sq mi) of productive forest. A pulp mill was established at Follafoss in 1908. In 1919, the company was bought by Nord-Trøndelag County Municipality. In 1982, the company was sold cheaply to Bjørn Lyng.[2] In 1988, the plant was sold to Norske Skog.[2] Norske Skog sold the plant to Södra in 2000. The current plant was taken into use 1984.[1] In 2007, the power company Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk, owned by Nord-Trøndelag County Municipality, was investigated by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) for illegal subsidizing Södra Cell Folla with cheap electricity.[3] In 2010, ESA concluded that although there had been given selective subsidies, it was not illegal.[4] On August 28, 2012, Södra announced that it was ending its ownership and involvement with Södra Cell Folla.[5]

On 20 December 2012 it was announced that the Austria's Mayr-Melnhof has signed a Letter of Intent with Södra where they intend to buy 100% of the stocks in Södra Cell Folla AS and restart the factory as soon as possible during 1st quarter of 2013.[6]


  1. ^ a b Södra. "Fakta om fabrikken" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Aune, Tormod (1995). Hilsen Nord-Trøndelag (in Norwegian). Namsos: Trønderbok. ISBN 82-993613-0-3. 
  3. ^ Langørgen, Ståle (2 October 2007). "NTE blir gransket" (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ Torkelsen, Hanne S. (6 April 2010). "ESA om strømleveringskontrakt og statsstøtte" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Södra har besluttet å avvikle eierskapet i Södra Cell Folla AS ." (in Norwegian). 6 April 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
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