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

Valmet has acquired MC Paper Machinery and Focus Rewinding from Massimiliano Corsini.

The acquired operations mainly supply rewinders for tissue and non-woven machines.

In the past years the net sales of the acquired business has been around €10m. The operations employ 33 people and are located in Pescia, close to Lucca, Italy.

As a result of the acquisition, Valmet said it will have a more extensive product portfolio and becomes a stronger technology and services company in its field.

It said: “The acquisition strengthens Valmet’s competitiveness by combining tissue making equipment from stock preparation to rewinding, process know-how, automation and services into one customer value-adding entity.

“Valmet and MC Paper Machinery have had a long-term partnership and a large amount of MC Paper rewinders have been installed in connection to Valmet tissue machines.

“The company being acquired is a strong business, with established customer relations and a high level of technology and know-how, including the successful Focus technology.”