Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president of Business Area Filtration and Performance, states: “This capacity increase aims at improving our current service level but also, more strategically, enables us to offer to our customer an industrial platform on which they can build on to further grow their business. The plan will include investments on selected assets, reorganization of planning practices and additional staffing. This capacity release will be concluded at the beginning of 2018 and will significantly increase our ability to answer the current and future needs of our filtration customers.”
The Turin plant is located in the Northern part of Italy, employs around 550 people and manufactures both filtration media and release papers for silicone coating.
The investment for increased capacity is included in the estimate for capital expenditure in 2017, as communicated in Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s half-year report, published on July 25, 2017.