11/13/2017 13h55

Suzano considering capacity expansion

Valor Internacional

Positive prospects for the hardwood pulp market are motivating Suzano Papel e Celulose to study a new investment round in capacity expansion. The company is considering whether to build a new plant or expand existing lines, and plans to reach a decision by the first quarter of 2018, CEO Walter Schalka said. The executive declined to offer any details about the studies but added that Suzano has already selected the location for the potential plant and decided which units would receive investments. Mr. Schalka also raised the possibility of Suzano acting as a market consolidator and even sharing control, although he admitted that “the game depends on other industry players.”