Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells products and solutions within the Business Areas Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene. Sales are conducted in about 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Europe is Essity’s largest market and the Company also holds strong positions in North America, Latin America and Asia.
Essity’s Business Area Personal Care includes Incontinence Products, Baby Care, Feminine Care and Medical Solutions. The Consumer Tissue Business Area provides products including toilet paper, household towels, handkerchiefs, facial tissues, wet wipes and napkins. The Professional Hygiene Business Area develops and sells complete hygiene solutions, including toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, hand soap, hand lotion, hand sanitizers, dispensers, cleaning and wiping products, sensor technology and service and maintenance to institutions and companies, amongst others.
On April 3, 2017, Essity completed the acquisition of BSN medical, a leading global medical solutions company. BSN medical develops, manufactures and sells products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics.
Essity is present in the attractive and growing hygiene and health market with strong global and regional brands, and has a strong presence in emerging markets. The Company has a track record of profitable growth and strong cash flow, driven by continuous work to grow profitable market positions, improve or exit underperforming positions as well as successful innovation programs and efficiency enhancements. In addition, the recent acquisition of BSN medical provides a new growth platform.
Essity is the global market leader in incontinence products under the TENA brand and in professional hygiene under the Tork brand. In addition, the company has strong brands and market positions within the markets for baby diapers, feminine care, consumer tissue as well as regional and global brands and leading market positions in wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics with brands such as JOBST and Leukoplast. Essity holds the number one or number two position within at least one product segment in some 90 countries.
Essity holds a strong position in several key emerging markets, such as China, Latin America and Russia. Essity is the majority owner in Vinda, one of China’s largest hygiene companies. Emerging markets accounted for 35% of Essity’s net sales in 2016.