This investment is an additional step in our ambition to strengthen the global leadership in Filtration. It completes a series of investments in the past few years to strengthen the company’s global footprint and widen our high-performance offering in filtration segments. These include a new saturator as well as a new investment for glass fibre 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), the company said in a press release.
Ahlstrom has invested €2 million in a laminator at the Louveira plant, Brazil. With a planned installation in 2023, the equipment will be operational by Q1 2024. This initiative will expand manufacturing capabilities at the Louveira plant. It reinforces the company’s ambition in filtration markets by shorter lead-times and improved local technical support.
“Along with optimising 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,” Andre Pereira, head of sales, Latin America, said.
“This investment addresses some of the current and future challenges of our customers in South America which include manufacturing flexibility and robust supply chain at regional level. It also demonstrates our commitment to expand product portfolio and to address the demands for lower emission engines in the region for EURO 5 and EURO 6 standards,” he continued,” Willy Bordignon, VP Filtration Americas, said.
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