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Toscotec Opens Shanghai Facility to Serve Asia Pacific Market

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To keep pace with rapid growth in the Asia Pacific tissue market, Toscotec S.p.A., Italy, reports that it has successfully established its Chinese subsidiary, Toscotec Paper Machine (Shanghai) Co. Toscotec says it is proud to be able to contribute to the Chinese economy by employing local young engineers and highly qualified personnel for the construction of state-of-the-art machinery.

The new company, a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE), is approximately a 40 min. drive from Shanghai downtown and 20 min. from Pudong international airport, in the Gaohang district of Shanghai. It has a total covered area of 1,500 mē dedicated to paper machine manufacturing and commercial offices.

Toscotec Shanghai's mission is to become a benchmark for tissue technology in the Asia Pacific region, to provide the best service level to its customers and strengthen the company's presence in one of the world's most significant and fastest growing markets.

With a skilled team of permanent engineers from both Italy and China, Toscotec Shanghai is now in a position to manufacture and deliver tissue paper machines to its clients. The Shanghai service team will be able to provide a full range of services such as mill site surveys, fast delivery of spare parts, and mill staff training.

Already active in the Asian market since early 2000, Toscotec S.p.A. has developed a strong commercial network in the Far East in recent years with the result that today 14 tissue machines have successfully started up for Chinese clients and an additional 15 are to be started up in 2014.

Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec Italy, noted that "this startup, together with our existing commercial network, brings Toscotec closer to our Asian clients, wherever they are located."


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