“Brexit will bring its own challenges – we are ready for them.”

With plans to build a crucial tissue mill in the UK in 2022, the family behind LPC – having once made its own exit from the industry – is now back and planning to double capacity. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. Building blocks: LTC’s first purpose-built, national distribution centre, manufacturing facility and head office, based in...

The Brexit vote has meant increased demand for Poppies Europe

Above: Armindo Marque, Partner and technical director With up to 10 million napkins produced per day, the Northern Powerhouse company is the UK’s market leader in the printed napkins sector. TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris went to meet the team. We are sitting around the office table at Poppies Europe’s facility in the northwest of England. No less...

Niche tissue… Independence, recycled paper, rapid response, flexibility, personalised and increasingly green products

French manufacturer Papeco director general Emmanuel Coulon explains his smart circular economy concept at his Normandy mill. Report: TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. When I joined my main aim was to prioritise customer service.” Papeco director general Emmanuel Coulon Independent family-owned tissue manufacturer Papeco is fortunate to have a very...

WEPA plans for Vive La Difference in the French market

WEPA France is investing while some competitors are selling or restructuring. Country Manager Christophe Dorin spoke to TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris. It has taken a series of significant acquisitions and tissue machine start-ups during the course of the last few years to enable the family-owned German tissue manufacturer WEPA Group to claim the third...

In balance – WEPA Group ethos mirrors Germany’s stable tissue performance

A key ‘produce where you sell’ policy is just one of the strategies behind the consumer sector’s second largest private label manufacturer. TWM talked to Hendrik Otto, chief operating officer, WEPA Group. By Helen Morris, Senior Editor. TWM/1: What presence does the WEPA Group have in Germany?“In Germany, the WEPA Group has five locations: two in...

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