Twinsaver Group is set to become the largest tissue manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa through the installation of a new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S tissue production line.

Twinsaver Group, the major manufacturer of tissue products in South Africa, announced that they will proceed with a R500 million investment in the country's local manufacturing sector by investing in a state-of-the-art new plant at its Kliprivier operations site in Gauteng, South Africa. The line, supplied by Toscotec, will be started-up in the last quarter of 2017.

Twinsaver Group is mainly focused on a sustainable business and it is a branded organization with innovation and consumers’ needs in the center of the growth strategies. By investing in new capacity, Twinsaver has chosen Toscotec  AHEAD tissue line to improve the production and keep the leadership in the market.

The company ground-breaking ceremony took place in Kliprivier manufacturing site on 7th October 2016 at the presence of the major country authorities.

The turn-key delivery for the new TM#5 will include a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, tissue machine and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control systems. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning complete Toscotec scope of supply.

The tissue machine will have a width of 2.75 m and will be designed for 2,000 mpm speed. The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue. The greenfield project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environment.

About Twinsaver

Twinsaver Group is the number 1 South African manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded tissue products. The product range includes toilet tissue, facial tissues, roller towels, house and leisure and away from home products. Twinsaver Group head-office is located in Bryanston, South Africa, with manufacturing and converting facilities in Kliprivier, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

About Toscotec

Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.