On Sunday, 1 October 2017, the new Universal Paper Machine PM5 reached its first milestone of 10 000 tons of paper produced. The significant milestone was reached within 7 months after the plant was commissioned. This would not have been possible without the continued collaboration between the PMP team and UPM stakeholders.
The goal of the new tissue line, PM5, was to double the annual capacity of UPM and to widen its product portfolio adding ultra-premium tissue products. It is the first new high-speed tissue line installed in South Africa within the last 20 years and is living up to its reputation.
Pictured below are the committed staff who have contributed to reaching this milestone and who continue to keep the wheel turning on this engineering masterpiece.