Vinda boosts Chinese presence with eight new Toscotec machines
Vinda International Holdings Limited ("Vinda International"), a branded seller and leading manufacturer of tissue paper products in China and Hong Kong, has signed a contract with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of eight new tissue machines with a combined capacity of 140,000 tonnes/yr at its mills.
The Group's principal products include toilet roll, pocket tissue paper, facial tissue paper, table napkins and wet wipes etc. Vinda commands strong brand recognition and adopts a successful multi-brand branding strategy by launching its primary brand "Vinda" and a number of secondary brands. It also has two animation-licensed series: "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf" and "Kung Fu Panda".
As at 31 December 2011, Vinda has seven production bases in the PRC with a total annual production capacity of 470,000 tons and is actively developing its personal care products business.
The Toscotec's scope for each of the eight new lines, includes MODULO Plus ES crescent former tissue machine with single-layer headbox, double press configuration, Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 12FT), steam & condensate system, control and machine drives systems. Mills services are also included in the scope.
Machine speed will be up to 1300 mpm with a net trim width of 2700 mm. All the machines will come on stream between 3rd quarter of 2012 and 1st half of 2013. Toscotec machines has been studied and designed in order to fulfill the requirements of fast growing markets. The new concept of the Energy Savings lines maximizes the contribution of the Steel Yankee Dryer to the drying process and guarantees the highest evaporation at the lowest energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Since 2009, with the establishment of its associate Toscotec Asia & Pacific, the Italian supplier has considerably increased its presence in the region. As further step of this strategic plan, part of the supply for these Vinda machines will come from Toscotec Asia & Pacific new manufacturing plant based in Zibo - Zhangdian District, Shandong.