Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated the shipment of its 1000th press felt from its new state-of-the-art machine clothing plant located in Kunshan, China.
This world-class press felt plant was designed and built to exacting best-practice standards over a 3 year period by a team of industry veterans from Europe, North America and China. It is the newest press felt plant in the world and shipped its first press felt in Q3 2015.
Xerium is now routinely producing its press felt solutions locally for customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is proud to announce that the 1000th press felt was produced for Jiangsu Bohui Paper Machine 1. The Kunshan, China plant is equipped to serve the largest and most complicated pulp, paper, paperboard, and tissue machines in the world.
Kunshan produces leading products known as Flomaxx, Strata, Huyspeed, Impact, Huyperm, and Huystar. These premium products are known for exceptional performance in the tissue, paperboard, paper, and fiber cement industries and help manufacturers make higher quality products, with reduced operating costs, and longer product lives.
Xerium’s Kunshan plant is located in the heart of the Yangtze River paper-making region of China, at the very center of the largest papermaking region in the world. Prior to the Kunshan plant, Xerium served this region of the world mainly as an exporter of products made in Europe. Xerium has significantly increased its competitive position with this plant and is now closely partnering with customers in China and the rest of Asia. Xerium has a multi-year plan to continue expanding the scope of machine clothing production in Kunshan. It is underway right now with an expansion to make forming fabrics in Kunshan.
“We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone for the Kunshan plant. We have the right processes and a strong Six Sigma certified team. We are proud that our customers are having great success when they use these high-performance press felts on their machines. We use the latest designs, best materials, and most modern manufacturing processes in the world,” said Mr. Harold Bevis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xerium. “Customers have really embraced Kunshan as a new local source of high-value press felts. They now depend on us every day to help them achieve their goals.”
About Xerium (NYSE:XRM)
Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. Xerium has 30 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries, approximately 500 patents, and approximately 3,000 employees.