Sipat’s tissue mill in Meknes: the company has invested in two ABB-supplied QCS to optimise operations

Morocco’s Societé Industrielle Des Papiers Tissues (Sipat) has invested in two ABB-supplied advanced Quality Control System (QCS) to be installed at the company’s Meknes-based tissue mill.

Family-run Sipat said made the investments to help meet growth targets, including the substantial increase of production capacity and significantly optimising its operations’ on-spec output at a low cost.

ABB said the package will “enhance plant performance, increase efficiency, and ensure long-term reliability on two modern machines.”

ABB has now started up QCS800xA for TM1 and TM2, including the High-Performance Infrared Fibre Weight (HPIR-FW) sensor that monitors both moisture and weight of the tissues powered with machine direction (MD) controls.

Driss El Kendouci, Sipat General Manager, said: “ABB is a market leader in providing quality control solutions to the pulp and paper industry with a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of a paper mill while ensuring higher performance and productivity.

“This was key to our decision-making process. The legacy system had reached its end of life, and we chose to move to ABB not only for its technical merits but also its strong partnership, global experience and local presence.”

Owned and operated by generations of the El Kendouci family, Sipat manufactures high-quality facial tissues and produces toilet paper, napkins, and kitchen towels, supplying the local Moroccan market.