Svenco Papperssäckar AB

Europes largest and leading manufacturer of paper waste sacks, paper liners and compost bags. Svenco is often associated with quality. Quality is obvious for us and we continuously work to improve the quality of our products and the company. Quality involves not only minimizing the error frequency but also to deliver at the right place on time according to the customer`s desire. The customer comes first. Without satisfied customers - no future! We are well aware that it takes decades to build a good reputation, seconds to lose it.

Company details

Maskingatan 10 , Arlandastad , 195 60 Sweden

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Paper Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1921

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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The new Gammapaper
Svenco Papperssäckar AB continue the work on the development of bags and sacks for collecting food waste.

Svenco has, together with a paper supplier made a new paper quality, Gammapaper. As well as being the waterproof paper that we use today, it is also more ventilated. By manufacturing Gammapaper with a scientifically specified ventilation (or porosity), the paper is stronger and will retain and absorb moisture while allowing the waste to ‘breathe' and therefore dry out quicker. Better ventilation will help to reduce smells and make the waste less attractive to flies and maggots and will also prevent the liner from freezing to the bin.

Presentation of the company Business concept

The company's business concept is for long-term survival, to develop and sell products within the waste handling area. The company's goal is to offer paper sacks for a wide variety of waste and for different purposes, from traditional 2-sheet 160 liter sacks for mixed waste to different types of sacks for sorted waste. It may be for example a 1-ply sheet sack for compostable waste, a sack for combustible waste or perhaps a container such as a bin or caddy. The options are many. Our ambition is to solve most cases where some kind of waste carrier is needed.

The environment in focus

The company pursues an active environmental attitude towards development within the waste handling business, but also within internal environmental processes. We live as we learn. The compostable waste is composted. Other waste is sorted as far as possible.

1921
President Sven Hansson founded 'Sven Hansson & Co'
Wholesaler of paper, pasteboard and packthread

1920-1930's
Manufacturing of bags and boxes began

1950
First own real estate ready in Bromma (Stockholm, Sweden)
More than 100 employees

1966
First own paper sack was produced

1971
World unique manufacturing plant for paper sacks inaugurated in Märsta (Stockholm, Sweden)

1975
The company changed name to Svenco Papperssäckar AB
Investment in two more paper sack machine lines
The company became a refined paper sack manufacturer

1997
Acquired the waste sack manufacturing section from AssiDomän PacSac in Sweden and AssiDomän Scanisack in Norway.
Number one in Sweden and Norway at paper waste sacks

2000
Over one billion paper sacks have been produced
Investment in a fifth paper sack machine line gave 20 % increased production capacity
Investment in full automic storage from Swisslog gave 25% more storage capacity

2005
19 employees work in two shifts
Five paper sack machine lines from Windmöller & Hölscher
Products: paper waste sacks and compost bags
Clients: mainly cleaning entrepreneurs, municipalities, paper wholesalers and retailers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, northen Europe and to some extent Asia
Owned since 1983 by President Christer Hansson who also actively runs the company

Svenco is often associated with quality. Quality is obvious for us and we continuously work to improve the quality of our products and of the company. Quality involves not only minimizing the error frequency but also to deliver at the right place on time according to the customer's desire. The customer comes first. Without satisfied customers - no future! We are well aware that it takes decades to build a good reputation, seconds to lose it..

Quality policy
Svenco Papperssäckar AB quality policy is to strive to meet the customers' needs by: delivering the right product on time with highest possible quality at the lowest price.

Quality control instruction
Quality control in the production flow shall always be done by optical surveillance and random sampling.

Complaint guide
In the event of receiving complaint from a customer a determined workflow shall be followed.

Svenco has for decades worked directly and indirectly to improve our global environment.

Directly by producing and developing products for sorting and collection of different types of waste. Indirectly by both having requirements for our suppliers' environmental work, and by actively improving our own environmental impact. The working environment is also important and although we have come a long way with our own working environment we work actively to improve it further.

Paper sacks and bags – environmental info

The paper is certified to be fully compostable according to EN 13432. We only use natural raw material in the production of our sacks and bags. They are made from an infinite natural resource. This gives us a sustainable future.

Environmental goals and policy

There is always an ongoing work with the environmental goals. We aim to be better all the time. The company look into different areas like the waste we produce, the energy we use and the environment we work in. Svenco actively make the right decisions in every aspect of producing and selling paper sacks and bags.