AV Group NB, Inc. is a part of the Pulp and Fibre business of the Aditya Birla Group, and gives the Group access to good quality softwood/hardwood rayon pulp, a critical input for its Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) business. Moving from an initial partnership, beginning in 1998 with the acquisition of Atholville mill, the AV Group, today, produces 300,000 ADMT of high-quality rayon pulp at two mills located in Atholville and Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada.
AV Group’s aim is to support the success of the Aditya Birla Group’s Pulp and Fibre business by being a low-cost quality supplier of dissolving grade pulp. Most of the pulp produced by AV Group is supplied to the Group’s viscose plants in India, Indonesia and Thailand.
AV Group’s employee strength stands at over 700. The company received the Atlantic Canada Top Employer award for 2016. The company was recently recognised as the top Foreign Owned Exporter by the Opportunities New Brunswick in June 2015.
Atholville Mill: The Atholville mill, a specialty cellulose pulp mill, is situated on the banks of Restigouche river in northern New Brunswick, Canada. It was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group on 7th January 1998. The first sheet of dissolving grade pulp was produced on 25th August 2008. Currently, the mill produces 127,000 TPA of dissolving pulp. The mill uses acid sulphite technology, and a blend of hardwood and softwood, to produce high-quality dissolving pulp.
Nackawic Mill: A specialty hardwood kraft mill, the Nackawic mill is located on the shores of St. John river at Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, west of the capital city of Fredericton. The Aditya Birla Group purchased the Nackawic mill on 9th November 2005 and converted it to a dissolving pulp mill in August 2008. Nackawic mill is the first mill to be successful at using the Vis-CBC process for DG pulp using maple, aspen and birch wood. Currently, the mill produces 173,000 TPA of dissolving pulp. The mill has an on-site chemical plant producing caustic, sodium chlorate and hydrochloric acid for captive use.
AV Group NB Inc.
103 Pinder Road
Nackawic, New Brunswick E6G 1W4
Tel: 506 575 3314
For further information, go to http://www.av-group.ca
A US $41 billion corporation, the Aditya Birla Group is in the League of Fortune 500. It is anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 different nationalities.
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