Suominen will invest €6 million in its plant in Green Bay, WI. The investment involves installation of new carding machinery on an existing spunlace production line. It will improve the capabilities of the plant and further support Suominen in the development and supply of new innovative products that make lives better.
Once upgraded, the production line will improve Suominen’s ability to supply high value-added nonwovens for home care, personal care and workplace wipes as well as for hygiene applications, all categories in which Suominen seeks growth. Moreover, the investment offers more efficient supply of nonwovens for baby wipes to Suominen’s customers.
“The investment again demonstrates that we are serious about growth, in line with our changemaker strategy,” says Nina Kopola, president and CEO. “This is a clear upgrade to Suominen’s current production technology base, expanding our product offering globally and increasing our production capacity. In the long run, we can increase the share of nonwovens with high value added coming out of the Green Bay plant.”
Suominen operates two spunlace lines in Green Bay.