Metso to Supply Tissue Machine to Jeesr Industries in Morocco

March 7, 2011 - Metso said that it will supply a complete tissue production line to Moroccan Jeesr Industries for the company's mill in Berrechid, near Casablanca.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Metso said that the market value of a tissue production line of this type is in the range of EUR 1520 million.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.85 meters and an operating speed of 1,800 m/min. The machine will be capable of producing about 30,000 tonnes per year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

According to Metso, the line is scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Jeesr Industries is a privately owned company, which is part of the Novatis Group, a producer and supplier of various consumer goods, among others baby diapers, for the Moroccon market.