Essity is the leading global player in professional hygiene with the global Tork brand. Tork is a “billion-dollar brand”, meaning a brand with annual sales exceeding USD 1bn.
Essity’s offering comprises complete hygiene solutions, including toilet paper, paper hand towels, napkins, hand soap, hand lotion, hand sanitizers, dispensers, cleaning and wiping products, Internet of Things sensor technology as well as service and maintenance. Professional hygiene customers consist of companies and office buildings, universities, healthcare facilities, industries, restaurants, hotels, stadiums and other public venues. Distribution channels for the products consist of distributors and online sales.
Professional Hygiene generated approximately SEK 27bn in net sales in 2017, which accounted for 24% of Essity’s net sales for 2017. At the end of 2017, Professional Hygiene had production at 43 sites in 18 countries. 32 of the 43 sites also had production for Consumer Tissue.