Sofidel Announces Plans for Greenfield Tissue Facility in Ohio

The planned 1.4 million-square-foot tissue manufacturing facility represents the first U.S. greenfield project for Sofidel Group.

Nov. 5, 2015 – Italian tissue producer Sofidel Group has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Circleville, Ohio (USA), which is about 30 miles south of Columbus. The deal is subject to the necessary approvals and favorable due diligence.

Sofidel did not disclose the production capacity and value of the proposed tissue plant.

The project represents the first U.S. greenfield project for Sofidel Group, which is the sixth largest manufacturer of tissue paper in the world. The company holds operations in 13 countries.

“The U.S. is the most important market in the tissue paper industry, so selecting an ideal facility location was critical to our continued growth in American markets,” said Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel Group.

“Assistance from SelectUSA, JobsOhio, Columbus 2020 and the Pickaway Progress Partnership was critical in our evaluation of communities and selection of Circleville for our new plant,” Lazzareschi explained.

The planned 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to be ready for operation in 2017. Manufacturing and management positions will be available, and hiring is set to begin in fall 2016, the company said

The Sofidel Group manufactures paper for hygienic and domestic use. The Group has subsidiaries in 13 countries: Italy, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Belgium, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and the U.S. To learn more, please visit: www.sofidel.it/.

SOURCE: Sofidel Group