The Tissue market is constantly evolving. The uncertainty of the cost of pulp, the high competitiveness of the market, the upheavals created by the current pandemic open up new challenges to tissue producers and transformers who need to anticipate competition with distinctive products, in short time frames and while preserving margins.
To help manufacturers in this challenge, Körber has decided to create Pivot Solutions, the new center of excellence for the Tissue business that combines all its skills in converting, the deep knowledge of embossing solutions of Engraving Solutions and Roll-Tec, combined with the ability to analyze machine data and the quality of the products of the Pivot laboratories.
The goal is to support customers in the development of new products, roll and folded, drastically reducing time-to-market and investment risk with a turnkey solution.
Dario Giannini, Customer Product Innovation Manager, comments: “Today, Körber is able to support companies in the development of new products and in the improvement of existing ones, without necessarily interrupting their production lines. With Pivot Solutions our customers will be able to test new prototypes or optimize the characteristics of existing products through the production of small batches, replicating, if necessary, the production conditions. Körber specialists, through the analysis of the pilot line data, will be able to help the customer develop the solutions that best suit his needs, identifying the best combination of paper, technology and characteristics of the finished product.”
Pivot Solutions is “glocal”, with a local presence at plants around the world and a global knowledge of the tissue market, thanks to the experience and interaction between the plants. Pivot Solutions today has five pilot lines, including the new Constellation™ S6 Pilot line and three Pivot laboratories, located between Green Bay, Lucca, and Joinville.
“In the center of Lucca the first Pilot line was installed with the innovative Constellation™ S6 four-roll technology, capable of producing products at a production speed of up to 700 m/min.” This new pilot line is equipped with Körber's most advanced technologies, such as: