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Leicester Tissue Company doubles capacity with £24m investment

UK-based Leicester Tissue Company (LTC) is investing in two new PCMC-supplied machines and two TMC-supplied wrappers in 2019.

Once fully up and running, the site’s current 20,000tpy toilet roll and kitchen towel capacity will be increased to 40,000tpy.

The company supplies Wilkinson, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons and Poundland and relocated to a new 110,000sq ft factory in Thurmaston in early 2018.

In 2022, a further £25m is expected to be invested in the company’s own paper mill, which will be based close to the company’s converting assets.

LTC was launched in 2014 by chairman and chief executive Amin Tejani, who in 2010 sold his previous £300m turnover tissue business, Leicester Paper Company, to Sofidel.

Tejani started the company with his son Ayaz (chief financial officer) when he saw an opportunity to return to the industry and in response to customer demand.

Tejani told TWM: “The tissue business has been in my family’s blood for over 30 years and it is a privilege to be carrying the legacy of my family forward in this industry.

“We are driving significant growth in a difficult and challenging market.

“We all know that Brexit will bring its own challenges and we are ready for them.

“The key is innovation and the support and collaborative relationship with our retail partners.”

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