Manchester | PrudhoeSkelmersdale Tawd | Skelmersdale | Stubbins Ramsbottom | Oakenholt | Manchester Airport | Dunstable | Dublin | Hull

Production Sites:

Essity’s Manchester mill is an integrated site meaning that it makes paper and converts it into products that are ready to be sent directly to customers. Brands made in Manchester include Plenty household towel and Cushelle toilet roll as well as ownbrand labels for major UK customers such as Asda and Tesco. The mill employs approximately 148 people and is situated on Trafford Park, Europe’s largest industrial estate. 


Prudhoe is Essity’s largest site in the UK and is also an integrated site. Employing around 400 people, Prudhoe makes brands such as Velvet, Cushelle and Tork. Prudhoe also makes own brand label products for UK customers such as Asda.

Skelmersdale Tawd

After being mothballed in 2008, Essity’s Tawd mill was recommissioned in 2017 following a £12m investment and now makes premium TAD (Through Air Dried) tissue paper that is converted at other sites into products such as Cushelle. Tawd employs around 42 people.


The Skelmersdale mill is a converting site that buys in paper from other Essity sites and converts it into Tork products  as well as some other own label products. Tork is Essity’s leading business-to-business hygiene brand found in restaurants, hospitals, schools, stadiums and other public venues throughout the world.

Stubbins Ramsbottom

Essity’s Stubbins paper mill first started making paper in 1911 and now makes quality paper primarily for our Skelmersdale site. Stubbins makes paper using 100% recycled fibre and employs approximately 64 people.


The Oakenholt site has been recorded as a paper mill dating back to 1875. It now produces toilet tissue, facial tissue and paper towels for the UK market including, brand labels such as Quilted Velvet and Triple Velvet and also private label products for Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Wilkinson, Lidl and Costco. The mill also makes paper products for customers including Bunzl, Jangro, Asda and the NHS


Didsbury, Greater Manchester

Essity’s Didsbury office is the home of our Consumer Goods business unit representing brands such as Cushelle, Velvet, Plenty, TENA, and Bodyform. The Consumer Goods team is also where we support our retail customers including Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl and more.


Dunstable is home to our Professional Hygiene business unit, and our Health & Medical Solutions business unit. The Professional Hygiene team primarily focusses on the Tork brand and supporting our business-to-business customers with outstanding products and first-class service. The Health & Medical Solutions team supports customers including the NHS with a range of products under the TENA brand helping patients manage incontinence issues.


To support our business in Ireland, Essity has an office in Dublin where our marketing and sales team support our Irish based customers.


Hull is where our team specialising in Compression Therapy, Wound Care and Orthopaedics is based. Brands include JOBST®, Delta-Cast®, Cutimed®, Actimove® and Leukoplast®