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

Czech Republic machinery manufacturer Papcel has finalised the acquisition of French paper machine supplier ABK Groupe.

The newly formed group will now supply tissue technology globally.

In a statement the company said: “ABK Groupe has inherited this technology and during the period 2011-2014 was able to supply a number of tissue installations, representing the most modern technology in this field.”

These are: Brazil’s Braswell PM1 at 120tpy and Braswell PM2 at 120tpy, the USA’s White Mountain Tissue at 105tpd, Romania’s MG Tec PM1 at 85tpd, Turkey’s EKA Kagit PM1 at 90tpd, and Mediterranean Tissue PM1 Rebuild from Twin Wire into Crescent former
The group now presents itself as a key supplier for these plants, with a complete range of machines with Crescent Former.

It can also supply complete stock preparation systems for virgin and recycled fibers, finishing systems, and all accessories and auxiliary equipment, as well as basic and detailed engineering, and project management, to supply complete EPC contract to the clients requiring a turn-key approach.

Partner company ERMA Engineering, an engineering firm based in Switzerland and with a subsidiary in the Czech Republic, will engineer and project manage.

Papcel / ABK will also be executed in Asia and this plant will be supplied by Papcel Group. The scope will go from the raw material storage area to the finished roll exiting from the mill, with the sole exclusion of the civil works.