SICIE has invested in a PCMC-supplied Amica Matrix line at its site in Viana, Angola.

The new line will convert toilet rolls and kitchen towels and further widen the company’s portfolio of products to include: serviettes, hand towels, facial tissue, industrial rolls, toilet paper and kitchen towels, sanitary napkins and baby diapers.

SICIE is part of the SICIE Group, a family-owned company founded in 1999 in Viana. It employs 1,320 staff.

The new PCMC line is part of SICIE’s expansion plan, which includes the acquisition of new machinery for tissue rolled and folded products as well as for sanitary items.

The line has a production speed of 450mpm, features two unwinders, model BS1601, embossing unit NT 4501, Amica Matrix rewinder, tail sealer TS 25, accumulator model A100, Prolog LT log saw and TDS core maker complete with unwinding units.

Khalid Jaffer, administrator at SICIE, said it is not an easy process to install and operate sophisticated machines in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

He said: “Things are more complicated here but the experience has been wonderful and we hope to continue in the near future as partners with PCMC.”

This is the second line PCMC has installed in central Africa this year.

SICIE’s administrator Khalid Jaffer (left ), with PCMC and SICIE teams technicians
SICIE’s administrator Khalid Jaffer (left ), with PCMC and SICIE technicians