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logo optSinergia II, a closed-end fund managed by Synergo SGR (“Synergo”), has acquired a minority stake in Toscotec S.p.A. (“Toscotec” or the “Group”); the Mennucci family will remain as majority shareholder.

Toscotec is a world leader in the design and production of turnkey plants and machines, as well as a first class supplier  for components  and services dedicated to the global paper and tissue industries. With innovative technological process solutions and a wide products  portfolio the Group has gained, through the years, a significant position in the worldwide market.

Synergo aims to support Toscotec further growth, both organically and through selective strategic add- on acquisitions.

The Group, based in Lucca, Italy, has doubled the EBITDA since 2011, and recorded over €100 million in total revenues in 2015, out of which approximately 90% generated abroad.

Alessandro Mennucci, shareholder and CEO, with an experience of more than 20 years in the industry, will continue to lead the Group. Mr. Mennucci commented: “As of today, the Group has been able to build a strong brand in terms of quality and reliability, and has become one of the leading companies in the global reference market.  With this new “synergy” we will have the possibility to further enhance our organization and strengthen our business activity  worldwide. We want to continue to develop high technology products and to export the Italian excellence, providing first class services to our customers”.

Paolo Zapparoli, Synergo CEO, further explained: “It is a real pleasure to partner with Toscotec and its shareholders; the undisputed technological capabilities that the Group has developed over the years offer the opportunity to further extend its leadership in its reference industry.  We look forward to working closely with Alessandro Mennucci and his management team to fulfil Toscotec’s growth ambition”.

Toscotec was advised by Ethica Corporate Finance (financial  advisor), Mazzoni, Regoli, Cariello ePagni (legal advisor), and Studio Lazzarini.

Synergo was advised by Lombardi Molinari Segni (legal advisor), PwC (financial due diligence), Poyry (business and market due diligence), and Ciro Cornelli, name partner of Cornelli Gabelli e Associati (tax advisor).

About Toscotec
Toscotec  is a turnkey supplier to the global paper and tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec  offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group’s success is the machineries’ innovation and energy saving, and the partnership with customers. Toscotec  currently  employs  approx. 180 people.

Additional information is available at www.toscotec.com

About Synergo SGR
Synergo  SGR  is a private equity firm. Fully owned by its Senior Partners, Synergo specializes in partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs and managers in order to increase the value of their companies by providing financial resources and managerial guidance.

Additional information is available at www.synergosgr.com

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The Italian tissue producer Lucart has successfully started-up its PM4 tissue machine in Porcari (Lucca) after the rebuild committed to Toscotec S.p.A..

The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete replacement of the old hood with a new Toscotec MONO Yankee Hood fed by natural gas and complete with relevant Air System and Heat Recovery System.

The upgrade of the Wire section consists of the replacement of the forming roll and of the main white water saveall, as well as relocation of the headbox and breast roll.

PM4 is a Twin wire former with double press configuration for 2,7 m sheet width, dedicated for the white and coloured tissue paper jumbo reels.

The aim of the investment is to increase the production capacity up to 90 tpd and the operating speed of 20% improving the formation quality and reducing the energetic consumptions.

All along concerned with the environment issues, Lucart has recognized in Toscotec the right partner for this new project.

The hood heating circuit is a mono system cascade type designed considering the future installation of an additional heat exchanger to produce low pressure steam to feed the existing steam box located behind the suction press roll.

Thanks to the good cooperation between Toscotec and Lucart, the project has been managed in a very short time both for the engineering phase and for the installation at mill site.

Today Lucart Group is Europe’s largest producer of MG paper for flexible packaging and is one of the top 10 European manufacturers of paper and tissue products. Furthermore, Lucart is one of the European leading producers of Airlaid products.

More than 60 years of experience have allowed Lucart to develop the necessary know-how and technology to create quality products that can satisfy customers' requirements.

The production capacity of Lucart Group is 300,000 tons/year with 10 paper machines and 52 converting lines. The consolidated turnover is around 400 million euro and the number of employees is around 1,200. 

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About Toscotec S.p.A. Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for the tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales. www.toscotec.com

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The two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5M ES tissue lines came on stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan and Laiwu, Shandong. The tissue machines are already running at the maximum operating speed of 1,500 mpm with full satisfaction of the user for tissue quality and machine performance.

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After four years of strategic partnership, the Italian manufacturer and the Chinese producer are closely working together at six of Vinda’s production sites. “Toscotec’s solutions represent the best available technology in tissue machinery nowadays. We are particularly satisfied with their superior energy efficiency. Our Toscotec machines run with the lowest possible consumption figures and offer a crucial advantage in terms of cost-effective production.” says Mr. Dong Yi Ping, Vinda Group’s Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer.

With a design speed of 1,700 mpm and a net web width of 3,400 mm, the two machines are equipped with Toscotec’s second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s jumbo suction press roll for improved dryness and softness and feature different energy saving solutions for Yankee hood design, with gas and steam. As a result, Vinda’s production capacity has overall increased by 60,000 t/y. Another unit identical to this one at the Shandong paper mill is scheduled for start-up in the second half of 2016. Vinda’s mill in Laiwu already hosts PM1 & 2, both supplied by Toscotec, running steadily at 1500 m/min and producing a combined capacity of 50,000 t/y.

About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

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After one year of work, the new tissue line of WEPA Giershagen (Germany) has been started-up on October 27, 2015, far in advance of the schedule and only 13 months after the delivery agreement signing.

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By expanding the production output of tissue paper, the WEPA  will optimize the existing procurement and logistics structures in Europe, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the entire group.

Mr. Frank Folcz, Wepa Hygieneprodukte GmbH Mill Manager at Giershagen site said: “ We are very excited for this new project, the new AHEAD line will increase the site’s production of 32,000 tpy with high quality tissue. The erection of the machinery and the start-up phases were optimally performed thanks to the experienced collaboration between Toscotec and Wepa teams.” 

The turn key Toscotec delivery for the new TM#19, based on the best available technology, included a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, TM and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control systems. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning completed the Toscotec’s scope of supply.

With a design speed of 2.000 mpm, the tissue machine is equipped with  single layer headbox, double press configuration, TT SYD-15FT and Milltech Hood, Dust & Mist removal system.

The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue.

About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

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The Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5M tissue machine has started up at Yuen Foong Yu’s Chingshui mill in Taiwan. Yuen Foong Yu Paper, with its famous brand Mayflower, is currently the largest paper manufacturer in Taiwan and it ranks 49th  in the world. The start-up has been welcomed by the Taiwanese producer as the positive outcome of a strong cooperation between the two teams: “We are pleased with the qualified teamwork and Toscotec’s support all the way from the engineering phase to the commissioning field work. We look forward to seeing the outstanding performances and energy saving results that we expect from Toscotec’s technological solution” says Mr. Ming Fa Tang, YFY’s Deputy General Manager.

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The scope of supply of the Italian supplier included one AHEAD-1.5M machine, installing Toscotec’s second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-18FT, a 1425 mm diameter suction press roll and steam-heated hoods, as well as the stock preparation system. The machine has a working speed of 1650 m/min and it will increase the mill’s production capacity by 40k t/y.

The Taiwanese producer has chosen Toscotec’s cutting-edge technology and customized design as the winning solution that strikes the perfect balance between machine performance and the lowest possible total energy consumptions. The masterly combination of a large diameter Steel Yankee Dryer, a single jumbo press roll and steam hoods delivers key advantages in terms of energy savings. TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) is now widely acknowledged as Toscotec’s signature design solution, especially on the Asian market, where energy savings are a major concern for tissue producers.

About Toscotec S.p.A.
Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

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The WEPA Group announces the successful start-up of the new Toscotec’s tissue line installed in Lille, France. The machine came easily on stream after the commissioning period and is now producing high quality tissue products according to the guaranteed technological parameters.

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Established in 1948, WEPA started out as a trading company, grew to become a processing company, and since 1958 it has been successfully running its core business as a paper manufacturer, until to be now one of the largest manufacturers in the German Industry for hygiene paper product, and one of the four largest supplier in Europe.

The new Toscotec's line, based on the best available technology, includes an AHEAD-2.0 crescent former tissue machine with TT Headbox-MLT double-layer, a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD-15FT), Milltech hood, steam&condensate and dust removal system. The supply also comprises stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, vacuum plant, boiler plant, air compressors and electrification & control system and an automatic roll handling system. Erection, supervision and training are also included in the scope of the furniture.

With a net web width of 2820 mm and a maximum drying capacity of 120 tpd, the new tissue line has a capacity of 35,000 tpa.

The new machine started up at Wepa Lille site, is already running at the maximum operating speed of 2,000 mpm with great satisfaction of WEPA and Toscotec team.

“This new project strengthens the collaboration with Toscotec, our trusted partner in tissue machinery supply – says Mr. Martin Krengel, President of WEPA. All the start-up phases were performed very well and the machine has achieved excellent performance with high quality tissue at 2,000 mpm just a month after the take-over.

Our readiness to invest in state-of-the-art machinery, choosing the right partner, makes our sustained orientation to the future a success”.

About Toscotec S.p.A.
Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

For further information www.toscotec.com

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www.toscotec.com - The successful cooperation between the Italian supplier Toscotec and AMS BR Star Paper, part of Portucel–Soporcel Group, continues. A new AHEAD-2.0S has been started up at Vila Velha de Ródão plant, in the east of Portugal. The mill already houses another Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S line started up in 2009.

logo optJose Miranda, Head of Tissue of Grupo Portucel–Soporcel, comments this important result  “ The new TM2 is running at an operating speed of 1900 mpm only two weeks after the start-up date producing high quality tissue and demonstrating, one more time, Toscotec excellence and experience in delivering complex “turn-key” projects”.

The Portuguese project for the new TM#2 included stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine with Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-15FT, Milltech hood and air systems, electrification & control system, additional plants and complete engineering and erection activities. With a daily production of 110 tons, AMS BR Star Paper has increased its production to better satisfy the growing market’s demand and to follow the Group’s strategic option to diversify its activity in the tissue business.

About Portucel Soporcel Group

As a leading force in the international pulp and paper market, the Portucel Soporcel Group is one of Portugal's strongest brands on the world stage. In June 2013 it was honored as the "Best Company in Europe" by the European Business Awards in the category "Business of the Year". As part of its strategy of international expansion, the Portucel Soporcel group has embarked on a new cycle of sustained growth on two fronts: by consolidating projects currently underway, and moving into new business areas. In Europe, the Group has decided to diversify into tissue paper, with the aim of establishing itself as a major player in the European market. To this end it has acquired the more efficient tissue factory of Iberian Peninsula - AMS BR Star Paper S.A..

About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

For further informationwww.toscotec.com

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On September 29th Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product Co., Ltd. has started up the second of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi. In the next couple of weeks will follow the start-up of the TT WIND-M high-speed slitter rewinder.

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Following the start-up of the first Toscotec’s tissue machine on September 11th at Liangmianzhen Paper Product mill, the start-up of this second tissue line was also successfully achieved according to schedule. These two new lines will increase the company’s tissue production by 42,000 t/y.

Toscotec’s scope of supply includes a MODULO-PLUS ES machine, designed for a speed of 1500 m/min, featuring TT SYD-15FT (4572mm) and double press configuration, Milltech’s steam-heated hood, stock preparation equipment, electrical and control systems, spare parts for the entire plant and a full service package.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

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Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product Co., Ltd. has started up the first of two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines supplied by Toscotec at its mill in Liuzhou, Guangxi.

In the next couple of weeksthe start-up of the second tissue line and of the TT WIND-M high-speed slitter rewinder will follow suit.

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This is the first imported tissue machine to come on stream at Liangmianzhen Paper Product mill, one of Liangmenzhen Group’s subsidiaries, and thanks to the strong partnership between Toscotec and the Chinese producer, start-up was successfully achieved according to schedule.

This first new line alone will increase the company’s tissue production by 21k t/y.

Toscotec’s scope of supply included a MODULO-PLUS ES machine, designed for aspeed of 1500 m/min, featuring TT SYD-15FT (4572mm) and double press configuration, Milltech’s steam-heated hood, stock preparation equipment, electrical and control systems, spare parts for the entire plant and a full service package.

The significant advantage of Toscotec’s technology has been proved to be its cutting-edge Energy Saving drying package: Toscotec’s TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) ensures the lowest energy consumption,

with the highest machine performances. Its reliance on steam, as the sole drying energy source, perfectly meets the twofold objective of Chinese producers to profit from the most accessible and cost-effective energy source and achieve maximum production of high-quality tissue. 

About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

www.toscotec.com

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logo optPaper Prime S.A., company belonging to Trevipapel Group which produces Joker Gold brand hygiene professional products (AFH) in Portugal, has signed a contract with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of a tissue line in Vila Velha de Rodão.

The new tissue line is scheduled to come on stream in the last quarter of 2016.

Trevipapel S.A. has stepped up its expansion plan and in line with the strong partnership established with Toscotec, decided to place this order with the Italian manufacturer, based on Toscotec’s technological advantages, which delivers top product quality and considerably reduces the mill's energy costs. The investment is estimated in 35 million euros and its aim is to supply paper reels to Trevipapel converter units and export. The new paper mill will be also in line with a pulp mill which will add increased value to the investment providing eucalyptus based slush pulp.

Toscotec’s turn-key project for TM#1 includes stock preparation plant for dry virgin pulp, AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine with Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT, machine auxiliaries including Milltech Gas fired Hood, steam & condensate and dust removal system, electrification starting from medium voltage cabinets  & control system, additional plants and complete engineering and erection activity. A three unwind stand rewinder TT WIND-Hcompletes the supply.

Machine operating speed will be 2,000 mpm with a net trim width of 2750 mm and an average annual production of 38,000 tpy .

  • About Trevipapel Group

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Lousã, district of Coimbra, Trevipapel Group has grown from a small private company into one of the leading manufacturer providers of hygiene professional products (AFH) in the Portugal due to its Joker Gold brand. With 2 manufacturing plants strategically located in the center of the country, where are actually converted 20,000 tpy, it serves Portugal, Spain, central Europe and started export to Africa and South America.

  • About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.

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