SCA Packaging De Hoop celebrates 350 years

Our containerboard mill SCA PACKAGING DE HOOP in Eerbeek (The Netherlands) celebrates its 350 years anniversary this week. This is the oldest mill in SCA Packaging.

SCA Packaging De Hoop in Eerbeek, The Netherlands, is the oldest mill within SCA Packaging.   “Living, producing and recreating in a sustainable community”

Logo 350 De Hoop

All retired employees, school children, employees, business counterparts and the community of Eerbeek are to take part in an extensive festivity program around the week that starts today with nearly 400 retired employees. Everything is ready next to the mill: the venue has been equipped with several tents and a circus to celebrate a lot!

Tomorrow, some 150 international guests and 2 key note speakers, Mr. Jan Åström, CEO of SCA, and Mr. Petri Vasara, Dr. Tech Principal

Poyry Forest Industry Consulting Oy, will take part in a conference in the VIP-business day around the theme: “350 years SCA PACKAGING DE HOOP in the village of Eerbeek - Living, producing and recreating in a sustainable community”.

cogenration plantbiofuel

The SCA location in Eerbeek, consisting of a containerboard paper mill, a corrugated box plant and a recycling organisation is considered a strategic site for SCA and the SCA Packaging business group. The 3 business activities together achieve good synergies on themes of sustainability around people, products, environment, raw materials and energy.

Henk LinbeekHenk Lingbeek, Managing Director SCA Packaging De Hoop says “We manage operations on leadership principles of continuous improvement, with focus on customer demands, productivity and costs, in combination with investments in the development plus well being of employees. De Hoop reaches substantial achievements on sustainable themes, whereby the impact of the manufacturing site on the environment is reduced considerably in the past decades”.

Together with the authorities, De Hoop executes programmes to reduce emissions. “The impact of our operations on the community of Eerbeek is lowered via substantial investments to reduce noise, odour and vibrations. The site produces its own energy in a high-tech co-generation plant, contributing to lower energy/fossil fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions”, explains Henk.

The CHP (Combined Heat Power) plant was awarded with a world class nomination in a world wide energy benchmark study from the Royal Dutch Paper & Board association carried out by the Finnish Jaakko Poyry Consulting

In line with SCA sustainability policies, the company has invested in the last years, in the recycled fibre lines: via separating plus drying techniques rejects are upgraded into secondary/bio fuels.

The objective of SCA is to keep growing the business on this site in the future, being committed to take our responsibility to make living, producing, and recreating possible in a sustainable way in the heart of the community of Eerbeek.

We congratulate all employees with the 350 years anniversary and wish them all success in the future to continue their journey to retain Eerbeek as a strategic site for SCA.


  • ISO 9001 / 14001 certified
  • products: Testliner 3 – Euroliner M 120-220 gsm
    Wastebased fluting – Euromedium 100 – 140 gsm
  • paper machine nr. 5 – 3 ply gapformer, capacity 260.000 t/yr
  • paper machine nr. 4 – single ply fourdrinier, capacity 110.000 t/yr
  • 66 MWh – 110 ton/h CHP plant using natural gas as primary fuel
  • raw materials – 100% recycled fibres
  • 200 employees
  • remote high-tech anaerobic / aerobic effluent plant with biogas engines
  • reject handling – drying plant to produce secondary fuel from rejects of recycled fibres

For further information, please contact:
Marta Claravalls, Communications Director,