Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) – CMPC Melhoramentos has inaugurated a new tissue distribution center (CD) at Caieiras city, in SĂŁo Paulo state, southeast Brazil.

The company also runs a specialised and modern tissue paper mill in the same city with a capacity of 100,000tpy of toilet paper, napkins and paper towels.

The new CD, which started operations in October 2013, occupies an area of 40,000m2 and includes storage rooms, offices and a dining area for the logistics team which operates the center.

In addition, it has a spacious yard for trucks and other transportation services.

The investment in the Caieiras DC totaled $25 million.

According to Pedro Urrechaga, CMPC Melhoramentos’ general manager: “The company’s target is to have a DC with capacity and technology to support CMPC’s growth plans in a region which concentrates around 39% of the Brazilian population and 55% of the country’s GDP.”

The executive added that with this new DC CMPC will be able to improve its services to customers as it is logistically more efficient.

The new CaieirasDC is close to the region’s main highways which link it to the largest cities in southeast Brazil, such as SĂŁo Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, reducing logistics costs and improving efficiency.

CMPC Melhoramentos has other distribution centers in Brazil – GuaĂ­ba, in Rio Grande do Sul (southern Brazil), Recife, in Pernambuco state (northeast region) and Mogi das Cruzes, also in SĂŁo Paulo state.