Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp worldwide. The company operates three NBSK pulp mills with a consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million air-dried metric tones (ADMTs) of NBSK pulp and 305 megawatts (MW) of electrical generation. It manufactures and sells NBSK pulp produced from woodchips and pulp logs at its three mills. Rosenthal Mill The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rosenthal, owns and operates the Rosenthal mill that has an annual production capacity of approximately 360,000 ADMTs and 57 MW of electrical generation. The Rosenthal mill generated and exported 178,295 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in 2013. The Rosenthal mill is located in the town of Blankenstein, Germany. Celgar Mill The company owns and operates the Celgar mill with an annual production capacity of approximately 520,000 ADMTs and 100 MW of electrical generation. The Celgar mill generated and exported 127,729 MWh of electricity in 2013. The Celgar mill is located near the city of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. Stendal Mill The company owns and operates the Stendal mill that has an annual production capacity of approximately 660,000 ADMTs and 148 MW of electrical generation. The Stendal mill generated and exported 393,027 MWh of electricity in 2013. The Stendal mill is located near the town of Stendal, Germany, approximately 130 kilometers west of Berlin. Strategy The company’s strategy is to create shareholder value by focusing on the expansion of its asset and earnings base through organic growth and acquisitions, primarily in Europe and North America. Key features of the company’s strategy include focusing on the generation and sales of surplus renewable energy and chemicals; focusing on NBSK Market Pulp; and strategic opportunities. Seasonality The company is exposed to fluctuations in quarterly sales volumes and expenses due to seasonal factors. These factors are common in the NBSK pulp industry. It generally has weaker pulp demand in Europe during the summer holiday months and in China in the period relating to its lunar new year. The company typically has a seasonal build-up in raw material inventories in the early winter months as the mills build up their fiber supply for the winter when there is reduced availability. Customers The company sells its products to tissue and specialty paper product manufacturers, and other paper product manufacturers. The company’s mills produce its steam requirements and generate excess energy which it sells to third party utilities. Significant Events In June 2014, Mercer International Inc. and Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced a new joint venture company - Performance BioFilaments Inc. - focused on the development of commercial applications for cellulose filaments, one of the most exciting new biomaterials. History Mercer International Inc. was founded in 1968.
mercer international inc
700 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1G8
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