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...

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...

German consumers are eager for innovation – and are prepared to pay

Italian tissue giant Sofidel’s German sites offer a blueprint for its business strategy globally. Here, TWM meets Andreas Meyer and Domenico D’Angelo to get the latest in Europe’s...

Thriving against a price war, an overcrowded market… and Trump

With two paper machine start-ups planned for next year pushing total output to 140,000tpy, Hebei Jinboshi Group will prioritise product quality and variety, expand sales channels and develop markets with low price...

Hengan Group shuns the price war to concentrate on quality, brand and good service

Consumer demand – with ‘consumption of household paper set to increase by 6-8%’ – is shifting to medium and high-end tissue, and urbanisation is carrying products into third- and fourth-tier cities and...

“ We consider competition as a factor that grows the market, increases quality, triggers...

Asli Bicer, marketing director at Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products, talks to TWM. TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Asli Bicer: “Eczacıbaşı Consumer Products has been at the forefront of Turkey’s tissue paper...

Co-generation – Hayat Kimya takes a big leap into the future

The largest tissue manufacturer for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa sets up a blueprint for controlling long-term energy costs at its Mersin site in southern Turkey as future expansion plans may...

“ Turkey is becoming the tissue capital of the Middle East and Europe”

TWM interviews Parteks Paper Industry general manager Fatih Çapar TWM/1: What tissue markets do you operate in? Fatih Çapar: “Established in 1996, Parteks Paper Industry is a fully integrated manufacturer of virgin pulp parent...

FHH targets impressive ‘5% annual tissue growth’ potential in the UAE

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) plans to double capacity at its integrated Al Nakheel site in the next two years. Director of operations Adel Al Far explains the strategy. Report: Helen Morris, TWM...

“The discussion was what size of tissue machine… so we went for the latest...

Managing director Abdullah Al Khateeb explains the key to success in the Gulf as Crown Paper Mill aims to be the largest tissue manufacturer in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States...

Quality and savings key for Queenex as energy costs rise and supply outstrips demand

Based in Abu Dhabi, Queenex Hygiene Paper Manufacturing (QHPM) is a subsidiary of Queenex Paper Products. In 2012, it started up a crescent former tissue machine that produces first-class tissue paper from the...

Thailand’s first tissue mill poised to reap rewards of a new future

Half the population of 68 million doesn’t use tissue. But a boom in tourism, urbanisation and an ageing society is changing that, explains Dr. Sumrit Yipyintum, MD of RiverPRO. Report...

Berli Jucker Cellox has invested in the best technology to target growth potential

Rising numbers… in population, tourism, retail stores, personal income and a strong economic performance gives the Bangkok-based manufacturer confidence for the future. A TWM report. TWM/1 What tissue markets do you operate in in Thailand...

Kimberly-Clark – Thailand’s prospects are strengthening

As urbanisation increases, so does demand for more varied and sophisticated tissue products. The tissue giant tells TWM why it has growing confidence in its Thai and Asian tissue operations. By Helen Morris, Senior...

Mexico needs more tissue – and one family owned company is ready to respond

With consumer growth figures up to 6%, there is currently not enough tissue to supply the population. Luis Alberto Reséndiz, general director of family firm Convertipap, explains what he plans to...

‘Mexico has what it takes to be the South American tissue giant’

In a classic market of huge untapped potential, general manager Humberto Narro Flores says Absormex CMPC – with a history of double digit growth - is poised to benefit from steady...

On the offensive for a place in the Big League

By Helen Morris, Senior Editor, Tissue World Magazine Having touched-down in the Green Bay home of the famous NFL stars the Packers, Italian giant Sofidel plans to shoot the gap with a spread...

“We are aiming to be the number one player in Nigeria as well as...

TWM interviews Bola Ataiyero-Adefila, the chief operating officer of Nigeria’s second largest converter, Banrut Rolls Nigeria. TWM/1: What products do you currently produce? Bola Adefila: “We produce all tissue paper products; toilet tissues, napkins, both...

Hayat Kimya’s $100m Nigerian plant expands its dominance in Africa

In June, Turkish tissue manufacturer Hayat Kimya expanded its geographical presence with the inauguration of its $100m Nigerian diaper and tissue plant in Agbara, Nigeria. Hayat first entered into the Nigeria market in 2015...

Surge in tourists hiding the effects of Japan’s declining population

Tissue facing a challenge and an opportunity says JP Corelex Holdings president Mr. Hiroshi Kurosaki. Production balanced against demand is the key. Report by TWM senior editor Helen Morris. The first thing TWM notices...

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