Nov. 3, 2022 - Ahlstrom said that it is investing EUR 2 million in a new laminator at its Louveira plant in Brazil. With a planned installation in 2023, the equipment is expected to be fully operational by Q1 2024.
According to Ahlstrom, the new laminator will expand manufacturing capabilities at Louveira plant and offer customers shorter lead-times and improved local technical support.
"Along with optimizing the logistic workflow, the new unit will enable us to be closer to our customers and provide them with the flexibility needed to deliver best in class filtration solutions in South America," said Andre Pereira, Head of Sales, Latin America.
The investment in Louveira completes a series of investments in the past few years to strengthen the Ahlstrom's global footprint and widen its high-performance offering in filtration segments. These include a new saturator as well as a new investment for glass fiber tissue line in Madisonville (Kentucky, US), a machine rebuilt in Binzhou (China), capacity expansion in Fabriano (Italy) and Malmedy (Belgium), and a new production line in Turin (Italy).
Louveira is located in São Paulo state about 70 km away from the state capital. Louveira plant manufactures filter media for transportation and industrial segments, serving especially the South American markets. The plant is certified with IATF, ISO9001-2015, ISO45001 and ISO14001 and employs 120 people.
Ahlstrom is a global leader in combining fibers into sustainable specialty materials. The company serves five growing and distinctive end markets, which form the basis for its five divisions: Filtration, Food & Consumer Packaging, Healthcare, Building Materials, and Technical Materials. To learn more, visit: www.ahlstrom.com.
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