Operations Report

Tissue World Magazine, Departments: Operations Report

 

Focus on: south eastern USA

Atlas Paper, Cascades Rockingham, Roses Southwest Paper and Von Drehle: TW visited the southeast of America to get the latest developments from some of its key manufacturers. Plus, Fisher International highlights T&T...
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“墨西哥卫生纸市场迎来重大增长机遇”

在墨西哥这一全球卫生纸行业巨头云集的市场,SCA 着眼增长、创新以及品牌产品,始终保持强大的竞争力。《世界卫生纸》前往 SCA 位于墨西哥城附近的 Sahagún 工厂了解最新信息。 通往 SCA Sahagún 工厂的道路壮丽无比。沿路风光仿佛令人置身于描绘墨西哥内陆风光的影片:宽阔的道路两旁是绵延数里的巨型仙人掌,更远处是一望无际的树林、沙土平原和山峦。就在到达工厂前,司机用西班牙语以及夸张的手势指着一条道路,这条路的尽头就是闻名遐迩的特奥蒂瓦坎金字塔。特奥蒂瓦坎金字塔矗立在墨西哥盆地之中,位于墨西哥城东北方约 30 英里处。金字塔建于公元前 300 年前后,是一座巨大城市的中心建筑。时至今日,这座城市仍然笼罩着神秘的气息,建城的目的和用途仍是一个谜。 · 不过这种神秘感并没有蔓延至 SCA 的工厂,因为其产量在全球卫生纸市场中占有不可忽视的分量。SCA工厂占地面积超过 100.3 万平方米,在规模和结构上与位于西班牙的 SCA Valls 工厂现代设施旗鼓相当。虽然 Sahagún 坐落于专门划定的工业区域内,但四周并无其他企业。工厂经理 Roberto Deleón 在接受采访并陪同我们巡视时告诉我们:“我们企业未来的扩展空间十分充足。”这位经理笑容可掬地迎接我们的到来,在会面过程中也是笑声不断。这座崭新的工厂于三年前才投入生产,是 2.1 亿美元投资的一部分。此后,投资 1000 万美元的全新配送中心项目启动,按照 Deleón 的话说,配送中心的落成将帮助工厂“提高成本效率,为市场需求做好准备”。配送中心每月将向墨西哥和拉美地区发货量超过...
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聚焦:美国东南部

Atlas Paper、Cascades Rockingham、Roses Southwest Paper 以及 Von Drehle:《世界卫生纸》到访美国东南部,了解部分重要生产商的最新发展动态。   另外,Fisher International 重点关注这一地区的卫生纸和卫生纸生产。——《世界卫生纸》特别报道。 Atlas Paper Mills:Jim Brown,首席执行官 Atlas Paper Mills 使用再生纤维加工卫生纸,年产量超过 5 万吨,其制造工艺不会生成氯以及氯衍生物。公司为居家外(AfH)市场和廉价零售市场提供 400 万箱环保面巾纸和卫生纸,另外也从事厨房卷纸、硬卷面巾纸和中抽式面巾纸的加工。 这家位于迈阿密的工厂加工经拣选的办公室废杂纸(SOP)和涂布书籍纸(CBS)以及采购自佛罗里达的白色账簿纸。企业还拥有自己的品牌产品,且均使用可再生纤维制造。 Atlas 首席执行官 Jim Brown 告诉《世界卫生纸》:“我们公司使用可再生纤维生产优质产品,除了可持续性之外,产品手感柔软,价格也低于竞争产品。” “Atlas 正处于发展的有利时机,公司正蓄势待发迎接增长,争取占据行业领导地位。” Atlas Paper Mills的增长: 公司最近被奥斯丁私募公司Peak Rock Capital 收购,该私募公司专注于领先型中间市场公司的投资。Brown 表示,此举意味着公司“将从Peak...
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全球首条 NTT 生产线大力推动高端产品对美国的出口

Fabrica de Papel San Francisco 位于墨西哥和美国边境,公司在接受《世界卫生纸》的采访时介绍了自己如何扩大对美国的出口并成为全球首家采用 NTT 技术的企业。   2013 年 7 月,Fabrica de Papel San Francisco (Fapsa) 在其位于墨西哥的Mexicali工厂成功投产全球首条Advantage NTT 卫生纸生产线。该生产线由 Mesto 提供,宽度为 2.6 米,可在公司现有产量基础上增加每年 3 万吨的手纸、餐巾纸和面巾纸产量。 该家族企业的运营总监 Dario Palma y Meza Espinoza 告诉《世界卫生纸》,他们的投资旨在提高产能,丰富产品类型。他表示:“要想实现...
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‘No one knew what kitchen roll was – now it has become a habit’

Government cash incentives, a growing middle class, awareness of environmentally-friendly products, changing priorities… it all adds up to a dynamic future as the market catches up with Papelera San Andrés de...

Seizing the future for tissue

As producers of high quality BEK pulp in Argentina, Celulosa Argentina has “a strategic advantage” to produce tissue papers in a rapidly growing market. TW visits the business to talk market...

‘We develop and innovate across the board…’

Dominant private label, high energy costs, influential NGOs, an ageing population... Metsä Tissue outlines its way forward in a challenging German market. Tissue World editor Helen Morris meets Christoph Zeiler, Metsä...
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“我们正在全面发展和创新……产品、服务、能效、机械和有机增长”

占据优势地位的自有品牌、居高不下的能源成本、影响广泛的非政府组织、日益加剧的人口老龄化…… Metsä Tissue向我们讲述了他们在充满挑战的德国市场上的应对之道。 《世界卫生纸》编辑Helen Morris日前与Metsä Tissue西欧区纸巾部门高级副总裁Christoph Zeiler进行了会面。 我们与友好的Christoph Zeiler在Metsä Tissue的位于德国Rhineland-Palatinate的Raubach造纸厂见面,他用流利的英语侃侃而谈,见面后不久我们就谈到了那个敏感话题。 对于这个敏感话题,我们没有刻意回避, 而是选择正视, 那就是自有品牌在德国市场的优势地位。2012年,自有品牌在德国卫生纸销量中占据的比例为78%,令人叹为观止,而这一比例在英国和美国分别仅为45%和20%。 “能源成本对企业以及整个卫生纸行业至关重要,能源成本存在着飞速上涨的风险。” Christoph Zeiler Metsä Tissue高级副总裁 在这样的市场环境下,提供差异点至关重要。从许多方面来讲,自有品牌的垄断地位迫使很多卫生纸公司在创新和市场战略上寻求新突破。 这家造纸厂拥有两台造纸机以及九台复绕机,年居家外产品和消费性产品加工数量达75000吨。 Metsä Tissue在德国拥有三家纸巾厂,年纸巾产量250000吨,另两家造纸厂的产品主要针对消费品和特种餐纸市场。 Zeiler一边带着我们绕厂参观,一边向我们解释,为什么自有品牌的市场主导地位意味着企业必须在成本方面处于领先。 他说道:“我们致力于开发和创新,但对我们而言,创新并不始终等同于产品开发。 我们关注机械投资或能效,例如我们正在与Toscotec合作,完成对Raubach厂区内一台造纸机的升级,此举将显著提升工厂能效和产能。” 他补充说道,能耗是德国造纸行业面临的最大问题之一。 “能源成本对企业以及整个卫生纸行业至关重要,能源成本存在着飞速上涨的风险。 2007年至2012年间,公司范围内的能耗降低了20%,我们致力于在2020年实现再降10%的目标。 在这个行业领域,无论从成本结构还是可持续发展角度来看,能源问题都具有重要性。 即使我们持续关注能效的提升,在未来,我们仍需要将能源成本保持在合理水平。” 公司希望在欧洲市场实现有机增长,但在Zeiler看来,过去数年间欧洲市场的增长率仅为1%,要实现这一目标实属不易。 他认为,虽然德国的消费虽然增长缓慢,但起码还在增长,而行业面临的最大的问题之一在于: “德国卫生纸市场的参与者众多,但市场需求却相当疲软。 在自有品牌占据优势地位的情况下更是如此。” 对于行业而言,挖掘消费增长点至关重要,推出满足消费者日常生活所需的新产品就是一种途径。 “欧洲国家的人均消费水平各异。 例如,瑞士和英国的消费水平相对较高,而波兰的年人均消费水平则刚刚超过7000欧元。 德国的消费水平在欧洲平均水平之上,但相较于英国和美国,德国的消费水平仍存在巨大的提升空间。” 他补充道:“我们当然关注有机增长,这是我们的一大核心要务,在这方面公司需要进行投资。 公司新近投资5500万欧元在Metsä Tissue位于波兰的Krapkowice造纸厂新建两台造纸机,一条居家外产品加工流水线,并扩展了加工和仓储设施。 此举同时还提高了能源效率。”...

High quality and added value – at speed – are key at SCAs Neuss...

Since the SCA purchase of G-P's European tissue business mill manager Brend Bichbeimer has met the 'biggest challenge' of a rapid change from a focus on forestry to hygiene... now he...

Setting the standard on environmental performance

The tissue industry faces increasing pressure to make sure its water and energy consumption is environmentally sustainable as well as energy efficient. Here, Sofidel Group tells TW how its adoption of an Environmental Group...

Bringing manufacturing ownership back to a region which once led the world

Northwood’s recent acquisitions in the UK’s AfH tissue market has propelled it to the number three spot in the sector. Now with its latest joint venture Northwood & Wepa acquiring the former Georgia- Pacific...

Bringing manufacturing ownership back to a region which once led the world

Northwood’s recent acquisitions in the UK’s AfH tissue market has propelled it to the number three spot in the sector. Now with its latest joint venture Northwood & Wepa acquiring the former Georgia- Pacific...
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Looking for a chain reaction

Fabryka Papieru Kaczory is ready to start up its new tissue mill to supply customers as far away as Congo and Haiti. TW meets the independent producer diversifying in a changing market under German influence. By Helen...

Top of the league SCA is on the ball to meet consumers’ changing needs

With its focus on innovation and sustainability, SCA has taken the top spot in the UK tissue market. TW visits its renowned Manchester mill on the city’s Trafford Park. By Helen Morris, Tissue World...
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With 2,000 different designs and products being exported to 40 countries, flexibility is key...

The Polish economy slowed but never entered in deep recession and now it’s poised again for another leap forward. TW visited one leading napkin producer determined to adapt to market demands...

Young and dynamic – Lamix typifies Poland’s emerging tissue sector

Successive investment has strengthened Lamix’s hold on the hygiene market. Here the company discusses its market strategy with TW. “The customer is getting richer and richer as Poland has become better off,” says owner Miroslaw Laszko...

Sopanusa Tissue: adapting to an ever-expanding global market

With a new business and substantial investments underway, TW meets integrated Indonesia manufacturer Sopanusa Tissue It takes one and half hour drive from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya to reach PT.Sopanusa Tissue....

APP says it’s turned the page … but will the sheet of paper be...

After a significant sustainability announcement in February that grabbed the attention of the world’s paper industries and media, TW visited APP in Indonesia to get the latest on the company and...

Sopanusa Tissue to double capacity

Indonesia-based Sopanusa Tissue has announced plans to create a new company called Sun Paper Source that will double the company’s tissue capacity. In an interview at the company's site near Surabaya in...

Portugal’s tissue pioneer Renova innovates to thrive

Renova is the home of “the sexiest toilet paper on earth” says production director Mario Lopes. TW met the business with the designer products.  “Black toilet paper is an icebreaker,” says Mario...
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As a small company thinking big Fapajal is bucking the national trend

Sales output tripled in four years as Portugal fights economic downturn  A year and a half is a long time in an economic downturn. When TW first met Fapajal in June 2011,...

LC Paper green ambitions

Green ambition, niche products and export potential hold the key to not just surviving but thriving through Spain’s economic crisis at LC Paper. “You don’t often see a mill with a philosophy...

Almost 255 years in operation under 10 generations of the family

Gomà-Camps tells TW how it draws on its history in order to stay one step ahead of the game By Helen Morris, Tissue World editor As tissue plaDuring the steep and winding approach to...
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Clearwater Paper consumer products division’s target: “The best private label TAD bath and towel...

A Tissue World report With a strong influence in the development of private label tissue in the western USA, TW visited the company’s north Las Vegas site to find out how its...
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Consumers want it both ways … national brand equivalent quality in economy products. TW...

A Tissue World report Cascades' Kingman, Arizona, USA-based tissue converting facility The approach to Cascades’ Kingman tissue converting site in Arizona in the west of the USA is nothing if not dramatic. Located...