Start-up team: Jumbo Centre and Toscotec colleagues at Jumbo Centre’s mill in Johannesburg

South Africa’s Jumbo Centre has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 1.8 tissue line at its site in Johannesburg.

The machine has a sheet trim width of 2.7m, an operating speed of 1,800m/min and a production capacity of more than 30,000 tpy.

It is equipped with a new generation design TT NextPress shoe press, a third-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and high-efficiency TT Hood.

The scope of supply covers the complete production line from the bale handling and stock preparation systems to the electrification and control system of the tissue machine.

Itzik Nikfard and Rafi Nikfard, Directors of Jumbo Centre, said: “This investment marks a new important stage of expansion for our business.

“The choice of technology is key in supporting the continuous growth and success of our SnowSoft brand.

“Toscotec’s machines deliver premium tissue quality, high production efficiency, and energy savings which equip us to succeed in the market.”

Jumbo Centre was established in 1999 and manufactures and sells high-quality tissue paper to the South African and regional markets.