Körber Group expands Business Area Tissue with Brazilian embossing roll specialist Roll-Tec

The international technology group Körber acquires Roll-Tec Cilindro Ltda. based in São Paulo, Brazil. Roll-Tec develops, produces and sells engraving cylinders for embossing machines for tissue paper and other tissue products. The acquisition was completed effective July 31, 2019.

The aim of the acquisition is the further international expansion of the Körber Group’s Business Area Tissue. The Business Area offers complete solutions for converting and packaging machines for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels.

Roll-Tec is the Latin American technology leader in the embossing sector and develops engraving cylinders and produces and sells embossing rolls for tissue production. At the same time, the company’s about 60 experts support customers in the development of new embossing patterns, including the manufacture of the corresponding rollers up to the delivery of the engraving cylinders.

Within the Körber Business Area Tissue, Roll-Tec will work closely with Engraving Solutions in Italy and Fabio Perini’s Joinville site in Brazil. With this acquisition, Körber is expanding its product range for its Latin American customers.

“We are very pleased to further strengthen our position in the Latin American Tissue market together with Roll-Tec and to drive forward our entry into the North American market,” says Dineo Silverio, President of Fabio Perini Brazil. “Thanks to the addition of Roll-Tec to our technology portfolio, we can offer our customers additional, differentiated products and solutions”.

“The combination of 50 years market experience of Roll-Tec and Fabio Perini will drive both companies to consolidate and expand their leadership in the Americas,” adds Oswaldo Cruz Junior, CEO of Körber’s Business Area Tissue.

“Körber is the ideal strategic partner for us,” explains Jose Antonio Logiodice, Managing Director of Roll-Tec. “Our combination with Körber’s Business Area Tissue creates added value for our customers. The acquisition also opens up new and long-term market prospects for us”.