Södra Skogsägarna ekonomisk förening is a Swedish bio-based company producing paper pulp, dissolving pulp and wood products. Sodrä is an industrial association owned by 51 000 forest owners in southern Sweden and has approximately 3 800 employees.
Södra aims to use the sustainable bio-based raw material as efficient as possible. Most of the products are exported all over the world. Södra combines the local forest management of individuals with global thinking - from seed to finished product.
Södra is an international sawn timber supplier, and controls the entire chain of products, from selling seedlings to the finished product. Södra produces softwood pulp, hardwood pulp, dissolving pulp and deliver green energy.
The current bio-based production includes paper and dissolving pulp, wooden building and interior solutions, crude tall oil, turpentine, bio energy (biofuels, bio-heat and bio-power).
Södra is partner in the BBI JU projects ‘EFFORTE’ (Efficient forestry by precision planning and management for sustainable environment and cost-competitive bio-based industry), ‘FRESH’ (Fully bio based and bio degradable ready meal packaging), and ‘GreenLight’ (Cost effective lignin-based carbon fibres for innovative light-weight applications).