Twinsaver Group to become “largest tissue manufacturer” in Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa’s Twinsaver Group has boosted its capacity after it invested R500m in a new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S tissue production line. Based at its Kliprivier site in Gauteng, the line will be started-up in the last quarter of 2017. The turn-key delivery for the new TM5 will include a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, tissue...

South Africa – locally focused and underdeveloped T&T market

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Globally, Africa (Sub-Sahara and North Africa combined) is not a significant producer of Pulp and Paper (P&P) products. The region is fifth out of six...

South Africa: budget constraints hinder demand for consumer tissue

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia The fifth member of the BRICS, South Africa is seen as a major developing consumer market and is a focus of strategic initiatives and planning by domestic and international industry players. The country also ranked highly among its regional peers in the Ease of Doing Business 2015. However, the rising cost...

Niche innovation is key at Universal

Inhibiting exchange rates, rising energy costs, changing consumer habits, struggling economy … no wonder Universal Paper & Plastics has become creatively self-sufficient. TWM talks to three members of the founding Sher family. The roads are lined with glorious, blooming Jacaranda trees on the drive to the Universal Paper & Plastics (UPP) plant which is...

Sub-Sahara Africa: An expanding main market opportunity … long term

At Kimberley-Clark’s Enstra mill in South Africa they can’t make enough tissue to meet the demand. TWM spoke to the man who aims to steer the tissue giant towards that potential growth as consumers’ trading-up becomes more and more routine. South Africa, known for being the rainbow nation, boasts a population that is uniquely diverse. Spanning nine...

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