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The rising costs of raw materials and product transport due to reduced imports from the Chinese market are the main variables that are creating price increases with the risk of penalizing sales in the US tissue market, even though, paradoxically, demand in some regions is greater than available local production capacity.

An example of this is Florida, a territory that in recent years has experienced exponential growth in population thanks to an increase in births and greater employment of immigrants.

It’s in this context that South Florida Tissue Paper, a third-generation company founded in Miami in 1997, aims to become the main player not only in the AFH (Away From Home) sector by consolidating its positioning but by expanding its own work in new business areas such as retail tissue.

2022 07 26 112008In order to better approach the market, the company needed to have a technology capable of increasing capacity, versatility, and automation at every stage of the conversion process while ensuring a high quality of the finished product. “We were looking for a strategic partner able to understand the logic of the American market, able to offer not only advanced and competitive technologies but 360 ° consultancy that anticipates the needs of the tissue sector. We found all these characteristics in Körber” comments Juan Corzo III, VP of Operations at South Florida Tissue Paper.

The perfect solution for the company is the Perini Myline from Körber. This line has been designed for the production of toilet and kitchen paper rolls up to 200 mm, or 8 inches, in diameter, and is capable of handling parent rolls up to 2500 mm, or 98 inches, in diameter at a speed maximum of 600m / min and a production of 40 logs/min.

The Perini Myline is a well-established technology, with more than 60 lines sold around the world since 2016. The Perini Myline rewinder is based on the well-established Sincro exchange phase system. The technology offers the perfect balance between cost and OEE to maximize ROI and guarantees simplicity of operation and easy maintenance. The line is also equipped with a laminator-embosser with 409mm diameter steel rollers, and it is water lamination capable utilizing Körber's Aquabond technology which eliminates the use of glue, making it greener, more efficient, and less expensive.

“With the view of developing our business, we had two different requirements:  to select a line that would increase our production capacity and identify a trustworthy partner capable of providing careful and timely technical support. With Körber's Perini Myline we are convinced that we have found a reliable, efficient solution to help us consolidate not only our role in the AFH sector but also to be able to compete in the retail sector. In addition, with Körber Business Area Tissue’s local assistance we can be sure of relying on an experienced partner who is available at any time to provide personal assistance for every need," comments Juan Corzo III.

“Tradition and innovation have always been part of Körber's core business. We believe in the value of relationships and in the constant exchange of information with our customers in order to offer them innovative solutions that can support and diversify their business. We are honoured that South Florida Tissue Paper has chosen Körber Business Area Tissue as a strategic partner to consolidate their presence in the American market and develop their retail business" comments Claudio Muñoz, Marketing Director at Körber Business Area Tissue.

South Florida Tissue Paper

South Florida Tissue Paper Company is a family-owned and operated company that has been providing services and the finest products since its start in 1997 in Miami, FL. Production began with the Jumbo Roll Tissue and the Center Pull Towels which quickly expanded to a diverse variety of paper products for the away-from-home market throughout the years. South Florida Tissue Paper Company provides state-of-the-art paper product fabrication and we are able to control every step of the process from our modern facilities. Our Miami manufacturing facility produces a wide range of paper products and distributes them nationwide as well as internationally to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. With the expansion of South Florida Tissue Paper Company Dominican Republic (Inpaca), we have been able to expand into other markets internationally.

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain — from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customer's operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 12,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape technological change. In the Business Areas of Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations, we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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At iT’s Tissue 2022, Körber Business Area Tissue unveils a further evolution: Warm-up Contactless Double.

The traditional systems for heating embossing rolls using piping with hot oil or pressurized water, or with heating elements, use up large amounts of energy, have high heat dissipation and are underperforming.

Andrea Gambini, Global Research & Development Director of Körber Business Area TissueAndrea Gambini, Global Research & Development Director of Körber Business Area Tissue"The heating systems used so far in production," comments Eng. Andrea Gambini, Global Research & Development Director of Körber Business Area Tissue, "are now too underperforming: heating the embossing roll by means of a hot liquid flowing inside it requires a high use of energy, as does trying to heat it with a heating system with resistors.  Oil systems require dedicated facilities to heat and recirculate large masses of oil, greatly impacting the environment and creating unsustainable conditions. In addition, these factors contribute to lower overall equipment efficiency (OEE)."

The tissue market is constantly evolving," says Eng. Gambini, "and with it comes the need to offer more effective, efficient, sustainable and user-friendly solutions. Safety, simplicity, flexibility and efficiency: are the cornerstones on which the Warm-up Contactless Double system is likewise based. It will be presented at iT's Tissue 2022 on the in-phase DESL (Double Embosser Synchronizer Lamination) product and it will be possible to have a tangible example of how it works and how easy it is to integrate into the new 456AX embosser to achieve maximum production efficiency. And now that induction heating is finally doubled, all the benefits are also doubled.

"Our patented Warm-up Contactless system," says Eng. Gambini, "heats the embossing rolls from the outside without any physical contact with the rolls themselves and reduces heating times by 1/3, resulting in energy savings of more than 60%. This system can be used with any existing engraved rolls and is designed not to interfere with the operator's work." These features combine to show how state-of-the-art is the Warm-up Contactless system and demonstrate how Körber Business Area Tissue cares about sustainability.

"Building on our experience in the tissue industry, with the desire to innovate by offering our customers more innovative technological solutions, our R&D centre has further advanced Warm-up Contactless by expanding our product portfolio with the double embossing system, which retains all the advantages of the solution already on the market, and allows it to be used in the production of kitchen towels as well," concludes Eng. Gambini.

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain — from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customer's operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape technological change. In the Business Areas of Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations, we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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Thanks to an innovative approach, technologies developed by the Körber Group as well as by highly qualified external partners are integrated into a single solution embracing the entire value chain.

With its proven experience in the Tissue sector and cutting-edge research and development capabilities, Körber Business Area Tissue is transitioning from being a machinery supplier to becoming a strategic partner providing technologically advanced and integrated solutions through the Körber ecosystem.

That is a revolutionary market approach. The technologies involved in the entire tissue converting process are now integrated into a single solution, from raw paper to finished product, up to distribution logistics.

Simone Barsanti, Strategy and M&A Director.Simone Barsanti, Strategy and M&A Director.In the Körber ecosystem all the machines making up the production line, from parent reel unwinding to palletization, including those developed by companies external to the Körber Group, are connected to each other and controlled by Sam Flow, a dedicated piece of software that continually monitors the process and is capable of self-adjusting the main production parameters to deliver the maximum production efficiency possible given the desired characteristics of the finished products.

This "one-stop-shop" concept adopted by Körber Business Area Tissue aims to simplify the tissue converting and packaging practices, even from a commercial perspective, with a single contact point offering customers a wide range of benefits - from the best technology solution based on the specific market requirements, to full support in defining the optimal line layout by minimizing industrial footprint. This translates into significant savings not only in terms of production time and costs but also in purchasing efficiencies – multiple agreements with various parties are now replaced by a single commercial contract with unified clauses addressing the entire scope of supply.

"The Körber ecosystem represents a significant turning point for Tissue market. This is a new concept of partnership with a strategic long-term view over investments and the adoption of breakthrough technologies to enable our customers to capture new growth opportunities." comments, Simone Barsanti, Strategy and M&A Director.

The Körber ecosystem will be presented next June at iT's Tissue 2022, and during the days of the event, it will be possible to view a impressive example of how the individual machines dialogue with each other to obtain the maximum production efficiency possible. In particular, Körber will present the new Perini Vega S8 lines for converting large diameter rolls typical of both "away-from-home" and consumer products, MTC ITF Change for interfolded products featuring an easy cut-off format change, which is possible by simply replacing the drawer containing the folding rolls, and Casmatic Zephyrus for packaging roll and folded products with recycled cardboard boxes also in mixed format - a sustainable concept dedicated to the e-commerce channel, and the PA15 solution for innovative, fast and flexible palletizing.

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain — from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal. We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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Thanks to MTC ITF omni taquera it’s possible to create facial products, towels, folded toilet paper, and taco napkins with a dispenser using one single machine

Körber Business Area Tissue’s latest innovation enables to create the complete line of interfolded products (facial, towels, folded toilet paper, napkins), including napkins for wrapping tacos, with a single machine.

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Stefano Anelli, Körber Business Area Tissue Fold Sales Manager, comments: “The South American market needed to have a napkin specifically designed for wrapping tacos. From this need and from the collaboration between the sales office, research & development, and specialized technicians, the MTC ITF omni taquera was born, an extremely versatile solution that can be installed on the MTC IFT omni lines that allows to produce all the interfolded products, including the napkins for tacos, with a single bending head.”

Ideal for companies that work with diversified clientele, the taquera option can be integrated on all MTC ITF omni lines and offers a competitive advantage for all those companies looking for a flexible and versatile solution that’s capable of responding to changing market needs.

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MTC ITF omni taquera combined with automatic packaging of napkins in a portable dispenser with serial extraction is a very contemporary solution because it allows to preserve the hygiene and safety of the finished product while avoiding contamination of the wipes.

Anelli concludes: "Thanks to MTC ITF omni taquera Körber Business Area Tissue confirms its role as a company that is attentive to offering its customers cutting-edge and innovative solutions. The know-how acquired over the years in the fold sector and the continuous desire to create highly performing products has allowed the company to develop a competitive product with high growth margins. The solution created for the South American market, in fact, can be used in different sectors with similar product needs. "

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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These are landmark results in a sector that has developed in different ways during the pandemic: on the one hand costs of raw materials and energy increased; on the other hand, new opportunities arose within the fields of e-commerce and of eco-sustainable products.

Oswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue, comments: “Our customers are under tremendous pressure. There is certainly a great demand for tissue products, but due to the increase in costs, their margins decreased. It is therefore important to actively support them in terms of speed and technologically advanced solutions and services, but more importantly through an integrated approach to help them to reduce costs ".

Oswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive OfficerOswaldo Cruz Jr., Chief Executive OfficerTherefore, to respond to developments and stay at the forefront of shaping our customers’ success, the Körber Business Area Tissue is evolving more and more from a machinery supplier to a strategic partner that provides broader solutions. This includes for example combining skills in converting and packaging with those of other Business Areas within the Körber ecosystem, such as the Business Area Supply Chain’s cutting-edge logistics, or the Business Area Digital’s cloud-based technology and advanced AI-driven software.

This approach is complemented by the characteristics that have made Körber the only truly integrated and global supplier in recent years with an exclusive product portfolio on the market and a global presence. Mauro Luna, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue continues: “Think globally, act locally- is our great strength in addition to our large portfolio that allows us to serve different requirements. In China for example, practical and solid products without a core are preferred, so we offer technologies such as Solid + that enable our customers to manufacture such products. In the United States soft and voluminous products are preferred, so we offer Perini Constellation, which makes uniform and soft rolls at very high speeds.

Our broad range of product is supplemented by an on-the-ground presence throughout the world: in addition to the Tuscan headquarters with the plants in Lucca, Bologna and Porcari, there are production facilities in the United States, Brazil, China, and offices in Japan with a total of over 1.200 people employed. This enables us to operate a considerable sales force and number of technicians worldwide who can respond to customer inquiries quickly and promptly”.

This global setup is also vital for product development. In China for example, alternative fibers to cellulose such as bamboo or wheat have already been used for some time. We adapt and offer the expertise gained from working with these alternative fibers easily for other markets. 

Another key element that in 2021 enabled Körber Business Area Tissue to support clients in overcoming their challenges and achieving their Overall Equipment Effectiveness objectives was certainly innovation, which is never an end in itself, but always aims to increase production efficiency or support customers in the development of new business, such as e-commerce.

Luca Frasnetti Chief Technology Officer of the Körber Business Area Tissue concludes: "This year there are three key innovations that we have presented and that will mark our development for the next few years. Warm-up Contactless, a breakthrough innovation that uses induction for embossing; Casmatic Zephyrus that allows our customers to develop and increase business related to e-commerce in a simple, fast and personalized way; and SAMs, real-time production supervisors which identify any possible deviation from what has been established and take appropriate decisions within the previously established limits, regardless of an operator's skill level".

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

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James Wreath has been appointed Vice President Sales North America at Körber Business Area Tissue and will report directly to the President North America, Pete Augustine. Wreath joined the Körber Business Area Tissue at the beginning of 2020 as Vice President of Business Innovation working on digital integration and progressive business models, and will now also be responsible of sales.

James WreathJames Wreath“Our customer community has been, and will be, experiencing some very unique challenges as they move forward. As a sales team, we will take an intentional, business-minded approach when developing relationships. Becoming our customers’ trusted advisor is our over-arching goal. We believe having intentional business discussions, not buying discussions, will get us there,” commented Wreath.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a Computer Information Systems and Business Administration degree, Wreath began a transition into technical consultative sales. With over 20 years of sales and sales management experience in both established, and start-up companies, he brings a progressive and intentional approach to creating great experiences for our customers as well as our Körber teammates.

Körber Business Area Tissue

At Körber, our ultimate goal is to empower our customers’ ongoing success. We are the only truly integrated and global provider of advanced solutions for the tissue business. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of tissue technology to support customers across the entire value chain — from roll to fold, from converting to packaging. Our advanced, automated, and easy-to-use integrated solutions are a fundamental asset to shape the success in tissue, take our customers operations to the next level, and strengthen their overall financial performance while optimizing their total cost of ownership.

About Körber

We are Körber – an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.

Published in North American News

Synergy between tissue companies will meet customers increased needs for speed, choice and technologically advanced solutions

With the strategic aim of becoming the most advanced and complete supplier in the world of technologies dedicated to tissue, Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC reach out to the market with one strong brand: Körber. The companies of the Körber Groups Business Area Tissue offer holistic solutions for the converting and packaging of toilet rolls, kitchen towels, and folded products.

2020 10 14 222810Over the past few years, the tissue industry has been dealing with unprecedented pressure and challenges. Pulp price volatility, fierce competition across global markets, and the need for stronger differentiation are just the beginning. Combined with an increasing strive for sustainability and the difficulty in recruiting skilled operators - this all adds to the demanding market environment as producers also aim at enhancing their overall operational efficiency.

“It’s tougher than ever for our customers to run their operations in a profitable and sustainable way,” says Oswaldo Cruz Junior, Chief Executive Officer of the Business Area Körber Tissue. “Fabio Perini and Casmatic have been the reference points for quality and innovation in converting and packaging in tissue for more than fifty years, while MTC is a world leader in the development, production, and marketing of machines for folded products. Today we unify, underline and strengthen this triple capability under a single brand: Körber”.

“The success of our customers has always been at the center of our innovations in technology”, continues Cruz. “We support them with outstanding solutions, an active approach towards market challenges and an unmatched service portfolio and presence around the globe. These tangible benefits for our regional and global customers can lead to more benefits as we combine the competencies of all our companies even more effectively than in the past. So, the new joint brand is a logical step in bringing this strong message to the market.”

The Körber Business Area Tissue provides advanced, automated and easy-to-use integrated solutions, key resources for increasing efficiency via its global expert team that supports customers globally and locally.

Cruz concludes: “This step represents an important opportunity for our customers too as we will be able to meet the most challenging needs for speed, choice and technologically advanced solutions, relying not only on the integrated offerings of the companies of the Körber Business Area Tissue. We can also draw from the technology expertise of around 10,000 employees of the Körber Group”.

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