Founded in the interior of Santa Catarina, in the municipality of Três Barras, Mili S.A. today is a source of pride for Brazil. It is among the largest tissue paper manufacturers in Latin America, and one of the only factories in all of Latin America with an installed capacity reaching 200 thousand tons/year. “Today, we are proud to say that we have the largest paper conversion on a single site in Latin America,” said Valdemar Lissoni, President of Mili.
Fabio Perini is no stranger to technology. As a leader in the tissue industry, we’ve innovated Industry 4.0 artificial intelligence-based solutions that target specific customer needs.
Our global Tissue Performance Center data scientists are able to continuously collect, and analyze production line performance data. In turn, the data is used to provide information on the status of machines and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for customers throughout the world — from one remote location.
In the tissue paper production market, few companies are in league with the Sofidel Group. The headquarters remains in the founding city of Porcari (Lucca), Italy, but much has changed since 1966.
Today, Sofidel is established in 12 countries throughout Europe and the United States of America, managing more than 1.3 million tons of collective annual tissue paper production.
Downtime is a time-consuming and expensive disruption for tissue converters. It can be managed in some instances — such as for machine maintenance. By and large, though, downtime is a detriment that the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) estimates accounts for losses of up to $1.20 for every $20 in revenue.1
The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are still largely undefined, but ripple effects are starting to be felt throughout the world. People act and interact differently with one another and with businesses — including those within the tissue industry.
Oswaldo Cruz, Jr., CEO of Fabio Perini S.p.A. and Körber Tissue Business, reflects on how Fabio Perini continues to respond to the pandemic at strategic locations across the world: Italy, the United States, Brazil, and China. In this brief interview, he details what managing the crisis reveals about the tissue industry leader’s commitment to communication, preparedness, and proactivity.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all industries to operate differently. The tissue industry is certainly not exempt from the impact of the crisis, which has given rise to examining emerging consumer trends and industry trends that have tissue converters exploring how to prioritize market shifts and product demand. Maintaining a competitive advantage can be complicated, but having a partner that can help you navigate an ever-changing market can make things easier.
Global events surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, serving as a reminder of the often unexpected and rapid course of change. Moving forward is complicated but necessary. It’s prompted U.S. government officials to designate certain organizations as essential to public health and the greater good. North Carolina-based Cardinal Tissue, a newer converting company, is one such operation.
As the world deals with the effects – and potential effects – of the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you about issues that are of concern to us all.
The tissue market is dynamic, and Tissue World Miami is exploring the possibilities of a new decade by asking, “Ready for Reinvention, Ripe for Disruption: Will the 20s Roar for Tissue?”
From March 11-13, over 200 global exhibitors will be on-hand at the Miami Beach Convention Center to give attendees a glimpse of the future — including Fabio Perini, along with sister Körber Solutions companies MTC, Engraving Solutions and Roll-Tec.
The past year has been an exciting time within the tissue industry, as 2019 brought with it a fair number of changes. Tissue manufacturers and converters were challenged to undertake global initiatives surrounding sustainability and Industry 4.0, among others.
The end of the year provides a chance to reflect on how Fabio Perini continues to grow and innovate to support our customers’ success, and help them lean into 2020 — and beyond!