Materials & Services business area

MODERN AND EFFICIENT OUTSOURCING

Duni’s unit for account management and financial reporting contributes to smooth internal processes.

Business area Materials & Services covers external sales outside the scope of the other business areas. Most turnover comes from direct sales of tissue and airlaid material produced at the plant in Skåpafors. Services, which is located at the finance unit in Poznan, is accommodated within the business area. The aim is to utilize the entire capacity available in order to support and strengthen the core business.

UNIQUE MATERIALS – AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CORE BUSINESS

In 2016, Duni continued to develop the strategy based on streamlining Duni’s business and concentrating primarily on the core business, namely through products and services focused on materials for the set table and for take-away. Production relating to the now discontinued hygiene products business previously accounted for approximately 90% of the business area’s sales.

SUSTAINABLE VIEWS

“An efficient accounts function within Duni, with development opportunities for the employees, contributes to a stronger organizational structure.”

Mats Lindroth, CFO

CHOICE OF OUTSOURCING

The outsourcing function, European Finance Function (EFF), is also included within Materials & Services. This is a business located in Poznan, Poland, which handles large parts of the Group’s reporting and accounting functions. Within a short space of time, EFF has grown from 35 to approximately 50 employees. For this reason, during the year the operations were relocated to new, larger premises. Since a large pool of expertise is available, it has even been possible to invite external customers to use the services.

There is a trend towards consolidation of reporting and accounting functions. This creates efficient processes that contribute to a structure with reduced time waste and improved transparency. In recent years, several external customers have utilized EFF, at the same time as Duni has tasked the unit with a larger share of other activities. As more customers are added, EFF’s service offering is growing. In the long term, this will result in additional revenues for the Group.

European finance function (eff)

European Finance Function (EFF) is tasked with managing large parts of the Group’s reporting and accounting functions.
The office is located in Poznan, Poland.