Project Gold Eagle
Universal Paper Manufacturers Green Field Tissue Mill in South Africa with PMP Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 is Up and Running – A Gold Eagle spread its wings on Sunday 19th February 2017 at 11:20 a.m. local time.
In December 2014, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM), part of the Universal Paper Group, for a turn-key green field tissue mill based on Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 tissue making line.
In 2014, UPM made a decision regarding a significant expansion plan to shift its family-owned business to the next level by creating a green field tissue mill. Universal Paper’s biggest goal has been to become the preferred tissue supplier in the Southern Africa region, offering a wide span of ultra-premium, 100% virgin fibre tissue paper products. Its mission is to develop innovative products for the most demanding consumers adding flavours of creativity and education. Universal Paper branded products (FSC-certified) have already gained a significant number of enthusiasts who are fascinated with their uniqueness on a worldwide scale. Universal Paper is the proud manufacturer of Dinu, one of South Africa’s leading household tissue brands.
The project was named “Gold Eagle”. Its goals were to double the annual capacity of UPM and to widen its product portfolio adding ultra-premium tissue products. PMP’s Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 Crescent Former tissue making line was the best response for UPM’s defined needs.
It is worth mentioning that the “Gold Eagle” project was implemented based on a philosophy of Premium Quality & Reliability. The investment has been the biggest in UPM’s entire history taking its value and scope into account. Also, it is the 1st new high-speed tissue line installed in South Africa within the last 20 years.
After a successful and smooth start-up, both companies are ready to say that “Gold Eagle” has spread its wings empowering the future of UPM and bringing all involved pride and satisfaction.
Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM) – is one of Universal Paper’s business units and is the sister company to Universal Paper & Plastics (UPP). Both companies are still family owned. UPP was established by the Sher family in 1950 and has operated successfully for over 67 years. The company started as a manufacturer of various paper and plastic products and has grown significantly since inception. However, during this time, its direction has changed – with the discontinuation of product lines in the plastics industry, while continuing to supply the tissue paper industry. The company has vertically integrated, by manufacturing raw materials within the inks and paper industry. Today, the focus is on high quality printed serviettes and napkins, bathroom tissue, household towels and hankies.
PMP is a medium size Polish-American Corporation offering high-quality products and services.
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