Turnover: 12.6 billion EUR (2023)

Country: Sweden

The Swedish Essity Group was founded in 1929. it specializes in hygiene and health products, with a focus on personal hygiene (child and feminine hygiene), professional hygiene products, and paper towels.Personal hygiene (child hygiene, feminine hygiene), hygiene items for professionals, and paper towels for wiping.

In 2017, the group diversified its business by acquiring BSN Médical. It enters the medical products market as such

 

News

Hygiene: Essity invests in Eure to improve recycling of food cartons 22/11/2023

  • The Hondouville plant in the Eure region of France produces toilet paper, handkerchiefs and paper towels for professional markets (hotels, restaurants, businesses, industry, etc.), marketed under the Tork brand.
  • To manufacture these products, the company has been recycling food bricks for over fifteen years
  • In each food carton, paper fibers (75%) are mixed with aluminum (5%), plastic (14%) and cork (6%).
  • The Stockholm-based international group, whose products are marketed in some 150 countries, has sales of 15 billion euros by 2022 and 48,000 employees worldwide.
  • In France, the Group's fourth-largest market, it operates eight sites with 2,500 employees.
  • Its Eure plant also manufactures cotton personal care products under the Demak'Up and Lotus brands.
  • Over the past three years, investments at the Normandy site have totalled 47 million euros, reassuring the plant's 360 employees

Essity claims "world first" in recycling 21/10/2023

  • A new recycling line for liquid-food packaging was inaugurated on October 17.
  • Essity's sales target is 15 billion euros by 2022.
  • Essity employs around 48,000 people in 150 countries.
  • In France, Essity employs 2,500 people and has six production sites and a research and development center.
  • France is the Swedish group's fourth-largest market.
  • The Hondouville plant employs 360 people.

it is primarily the Lotus brand that operates in the diaper market. However, Essity has other international (Libero) and regional (Pequeñin in Latin America) brands in this market. The group entered the French market in 2017 with the premium brand Lotus Baby Touch: the primary goal is to quickly capture 10 percent of the market.

Financial Data

DUNS: 509395109

Legal Name: ESSITY FRANCE

Address: 151 BOULEVARD VICTOR HUGO 151-161, 93400 SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE

Number of employees: Entre 250 et 499 salariés (2021)

Capital: 50 374 272 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 1 030 924 356 1 045 198 095 1 066 285 188 1 072 490 997 1 055 560 148 1 072 280 918 1 106 752 836
Gross margin (€) 377 280 180 391 512 094 393 293 084 369 583 440 364 295 943 356 746 432 -
EBITDA (€) 6 873 351 21 633 736 4 032 320 12 133 728 38 537 520 53 353 990 -
Operating profit (€) 5 692 627 18 497 937 20 857 109 11 297 696 35 479 908 49 021 004 -
Net profit (€) 3 932 183 14 185 480 9 475 106 502 495 17 894 394 27 326 638 15 368 134
Turnover growth rate (%) -1,4 -2 -0,6 1,6 -1,6 -3,1 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) 0,7 2,1 0,4 1,1 3,7 5 -
Operating margin rate (%) 0,6 1,8 2 1,1 3,4 4,6 -
Working Capital (turnover days) 33,9 38,9 34,9 36,7 42,4 44,3 -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 21,9 13,1 32,5 38,1 35,6 39,2 -
Net margin (%) 0,4 1,4 0,9 - 1,7 2,5 -
Added value / Turnover (%) 7,4 8,1 5,6 5,3 7,5 8,2 -
Wages and social charges (€) 33 738 268 33 150 645 32 470 941 28 483 952 28 874 145 28 712 140 -
Salaries / Turnover (%) 3,3 3,2 3 2,7 2,7 2,7 -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président Valere, Roger Weiss 58
Directeur général Marie, Laure Patissier 51

Studies mentioning this company

The adult diaper market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Essity
  • Ontex
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Hartmann
  • Abena
  • Coloplast
  • Sanygia
  • Triple W (DFree)
  • Incontinence Protection
  • AMD
  • Carrefour Groupe
  • Intermarché ITM Les Mousquetaires
  • Lidl France
  • E.Leclerc
  • Casino Groupe
  • Wuka Wear
  • Petites Culottées
  • Dans Ma Culotte
  • Love & Green
  • Riccobono Groupe Lenglet Imprimeur
The diaper market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Essity
  • Artsana Groupe (Chicco)
  • Ontex
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Auchan groupe
  • Love & Green
  • BB Distribe
  • Cellulose de Brocéliande
  • Lillydoo
  • Tiniloo
  • Poupiz
  • Naturopera
  • Joone
  • Lemoine Groupe
  • Havea Groupe Biolane
  • Petites Culottées
  • Dans Ma Culotte
  • Fibre Excellence (Groupe Paper Excellence)
The paper market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • International Paper
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • DS Smith
  • Saica Pack France
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Norske Skog
  • Essity
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Exacompta Clairefontaine
  • Guyenne Papier
  • UPM
  • Antalis France
  • Stora Enso
  • Gascogne Papier
  • Zuber Rieder (Fredigoni group)
  • Papeterie de Condat (Lecta Group)
  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget
  • Canson (FILA Groupe)
The adult diaper market - Italy

Other companies mentioned:

  • Fater
  • SILC
  • Ontex
  • Santex
  • Hartmann
  • Essity
The toilet paper market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Popee
  • Antalis France
  • Carrefour Groupe
  • Lidl France
  • E.Leclerc
  • Casino Groupe
  • Amazon
  • Jhana
  • Materiel CHR pro
  • Kleenex
  • Metro France
  • Hypronet
  • Essity

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