Arbetare i pappers- och träindustrin

Pulp and paper and forestry industries – Beneficial conditions and advantages for bioeconomy

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One of Gävle’s largest areas of specialisation is the pulp and paper industry, including companies such as BillerudKorsnäs, Smurfit Kappa and nearby Stora Enso. As a result, the Port of Gävle is specially adapted for exportation and importation of forest and oil products, which is a strong competitive advantage for companies within bioeconomy based on forestry produce.

Further, Gävle is a junction for three main railways: the Bergslagen Line, the Northern Main Line and the East Coast Line. An upgrade of the East Coast Line with southbound and northbound double-track lines will further enhance this role. The European routes E4 and E16 meet in Gävle and thanks to this perfect infrastructural location, there are strong competitive advantages for logistics companies in Gävle. Altogether, this means that there are beneficial conditions for bioeconomic establishments in the area.