Upper Tiberias, Israel
2014 Nonwovens Sales: $143 million
Rob Stollar, global vice president of sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president of new product development; John Rank, director of sales and Mmarketing
Tiberias, Israel; Shamir, Israel; Roxboro, NC
Wipes, hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration
In 2014, Israel’s Spuntech Industries reaffirmed its commitment to the nonwovens industry by installing a new spunlace line in North Carolina. The new line will more than double its North American capacity. The line is on track to begin production in 2015. Spuntech currently operates one spunlace line at it’s facility in Roxboro, NC, which opened in 2006, and runs two lines at a site in Galilee, Israel and another in Shamir, Israel.
In 2014, the company reported very positive results, with sales increasing from $127 million to $143 million, according to Director of Sales and Marketing John Rank. “Spuntech continued its long term successful growth in 2014 and additional growth is expected in 2015 with the start up of new capacity in North America. The new line will provide premium high quality spunlace fabrics.”
Spuntech continues its focus on growth in specialty engineered and value-added spunlace fabrics with more emphasis on sustainable products. While a high percentage of its sales, both from its U.S. operation and its Israeli site, are conducted in the wipes segment, the company has successfully been developing new products outside of wipes.
Currently, Spuntech’s sales are split between North America, South America, Europe and Asia, where it serves wet and dry wipes, medical, technical, filtration and engineered fabrics markets. Spuntech continues to review opportunities in emerging markets to further its global expansion.