Solaris Paper

About Solaris Paper

About Solaris Paper

Solaris Paper is an Australian operated and managed company, distributing high quality toilet and tissue products throughout Australia.

Solaris Paper supplies businesses with our global brand, Livi and our new local gem, Sorbent® Professional (launching April 2021). Our sister company, Sorbent Paper Company provides consumers with tissue products for bathrooms and kitchens with the Australian icon, Sorbent, the marketing leading Handee and well-loved Purex.

Our Business Brands
Livi is well known in world-class establishments across the globe, from hospitals to resorts, restaurants to cafes, government institutions to corporate offices and schools. Currently Livi is distributed in 37 countries across 5 continents. The breadth of the Livi range provides a solution for every business type and requirement.

Sorbent® Professional is a premium range, bringing a touch of home to businesses that know that having a well-loved brand in the bathroom is a reflection of their business and their care for their end users.

We also provide premium private branded products that are national brand equivalent quality at competitive value.

Our Family
Both Solaris Paper and Sorbent Paper Company have a strategic alliance with APP (Asia Pulp and Paper), one of the few vertically integrated tissue businesses that own the complete supply chain from tree to finished goods. This vertically integrated business model provides tremendous flexibility and management control, which gives our customers a sustainable supply chain with improved margin opportunities that doesn’t compromise quality. You can read more about APP here.

Our Sustainability Commitment
Sustainability is critical to our business now and in the future. As a socially, economically and environmentally responsible company we adhere to stringent Australian and international environmental laws, only sourcing our fibre from internationally certified suppliers. We have extensive independent auditing across all aspects of our supply chain including PEFC, the largest global forest certification program. We are committed to zero deforestation and zero illegal logging. We sustainably manage forestry sources which conserve areas of outstanding habitat and operate in harmony with local communities. Our customers can have complete confidence in the products they buy from Solaris Paper, the origin of the materials used and the methods of manufacture. Read more about our Sustainability Commitments.

Our Manufacturing Sites
Solaris Paper has a state-of-the-art manufacturing site in western Sydney. Established in 2010, this converting and finishing facility covers 18,000m2 and is committed to supporting local community development. Our sister company, Sorbent Paper Company, has an established manufacturing site in Melbourne covering 85,000m2. As part of our strategic alliance, we also source products from our Indonesian mills that adhere to our stringent quality and accreditation requirements.

Rather than simply being a manufacturer or distributor, we work to become a partner you can rely on, every day. By bringing together smart, sustainable products with global scale and superior service, Solaris Paper is changing the industry for the better.

Our People

Steve Nicholson <br>Acting CEO ANZ and  <br>Director of Corporate Affairs

Steve Nicholson
Acting CEO ANZ and
Director of Corporate Affairs

Steve has been with the group for 16 years and has an extensive background working in senior roles both in Australia and NZ but also Asia and the UK.
Steve is also the regional spokesperson for our sustainability initiatives and as sole ANZ director is responsible for the sound governance and company compliance with regulatory authorities.

Alex Hazay - GM Sales

Alex Hazay - GM Sales

Alex has joined Solaris Paper in January 2020 as a General Manager with responsibility across commercial and marketing functions in the business.

Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Business Administration, Master’s Degree in International business and has an extensive FMCG background working across various retailers and suppliers within local and global organisations.

His experience includes dynamic and diverse categories across both Retail and B2B covering general management, strategy, brand marketing, innovation and operations.

In his spare time Alex enjoys spending time with his young family and being active outdoors.

Yvonne Liu - Finance

Yvonne Liu - Finance

Yvonne joined us as Senior Analyst in 2016 and progressed to a FP&A Lead role in 2017. As a motivated commercially astute finance business partner with strong accounting and analytical skills, Yvonne always strives to add value to business and drive bottom line improvement. Prior to Solaris, Yvonne developed her accounting career in ASX 50 and SME across engineering, manufacturing and construction industries.

Yvonne spent 5 years at Downer Limited and worked in various high profile projects and businesses where she had proven business partner experience with GMs and C-level executives. She holds a Bachelors in Commerce with Majors in Accounting and Finance from UNSW.

In her personal time, Yvonne enjoys reading and travelling the world with her husband.

Greg Ayers -  GM Operations

Greg Ayers - GM Operations

Greg is a Senior Operations and Supply Chain executive with 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical, food and Paper multinational organisations. As the head of Operations and Supply Chain, Greg leads the converting, safety, warehousing, planning, quality, engineering and distribution operations for Solaris Paper across Australia.

Prior to joining Solaris Paper Greg held General Manager and Director roles in Operations and Supply Chain in the food manufacturing industry. Greg has a passion for leading change programs across the entire supply chain and will pursue excellence and continuous improvement to achieve both competitive and transformative outcomes.

On a personal note, Greg loves nothing more than barbecuing for family and friends on weekends overlooking the beautiful Blue Mountains from his deck.