Toscotec to supply a turnkey tissue line to GrandBay Papeles Nacionales in Colombia


GrandBay Papeles Nacionales has selected Toscotec for the turnkey supply of a new AHEAD 2.2 tissue line (PM5) at its Pereira production base in Colombia. This is Toscotec’s second project with GrandBay who is currently installing a complete AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala. The new PM5 in Colombia is scheduled to start up in 2024.

The AHEAD 2.2 machine has a sheet trim width of 3,600 mm, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and an annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons. Designed to deliver the highest drying efficiency with the lowest possible energy usage, it features TT NextPress latest shoe press generation, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with patented heads insulation system, and high efficiency TT Hood

The turnkey supply includes the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® DD (Short Approach Flow system with Double Dilution), fiber recovery and water clarification systems, the complete tissue line with electrification and controls, as well as dust and mist removal systems. A full service package complements the turnkey scope with erection and supervision, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

Cesar Solano, Chief Executive Officer of GrandBay Group, says, “Continuing to grow with the market, satisfying the needs of the consumers with products of the best quality and accompanying the growth of our clients are guiding principles of our vision, which are supported by investment in the best technology.”

Alexander Schuler, Chief Operation Officer of GrandBay Group, says, “We selected Toscotec for this important project in Pereira, because we have seen firsthand their ability to manage complex projects in Latin America. The turnkey supply gives us the highest performance guarantees for success.” 

Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager, says, “The configuration of Papeles Nacionales’ new line is state-of-the-art. It features Toscotec’s first-in-class energy efficient technology including the winning combination of our upgraded TT NextPress shoe press technology and Steel Yankee.”

About GrandBay Papeles Nacionales S.A.
Papeles Nacionales operates a tissue mill in Pereira (Colombia) and is part of the GrandBay Group, a leading Latin American company established in 1953 and dedicated to the manufacturing, converting and sales of personal care and home products of premium quality, with presence in more than 25 countries in Central America, the Andean and Caribbean region. 

For more information, please contact:
Romanini Gabriele, Sales Manager, Toscotec Tissue division,

GrandBay and Toscotec’s teams at contract signature (from left to right): Alexander Schuler, GrandBay COO; Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager; Alberto Matos, GrandBay Project Engineering Manager; Carlos Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Alejandro Piedrahita, GrandBay Papeles Nacionales Operations Director; Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director; Ricardo Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Luis Henao, GrandBay Technical Manager; Juan Andres Mesa, GrandBay Production Manager.


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