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

Hamburg (Germany) / Joinville (Brazil) August 02, 2019. 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".

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About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company of an international technology group with around 10,000 employees worldwide. The Group unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations. Körber combines the advantages of a globally represented organization with the strengths of highly specialized and flexible medium-sized companies that offer their customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

About Körber Tissue

The Business Area Tissue encompasses the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic, MTC, Engraving Solutions and Sheer. It stands for innovation, cutting-edge technologies and complete solutions for processing and packaging machinery that handle toilet paper, folded tissues and paper towels. Outstanding innovations and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area a technology and market leader in the sector.

About Roll-Tec Cilindro Ltda.

Roll-Tec is specialized in the development, production and sale of engraving cylinders for embossing machines for tissue paper and other tissue products. The company offers development services, production of engraving cylinders, spare parts and maintenance services. Roll-Tec's headquarters and production facility are located in São Paulo, Brazil.

Contact:

Henriette Viebig

Head of Corporate Communications

Körber AG

Tel. +49 40 21107-422

Mobil +49 173 6696857

henriette.viebig@koerber.de

Rhona Lombardo

Marketing Communication Manager Business Area Tissue

Fabio Perini S.p.A.

Tel. +39 0583 460414

Mobil: +39 335 5819160

rhona.lombardo@fabioperini.com