The tissue paper industry is no exception and it is deeply changing, too. Today more than ever, we feel the need to unite the technological aspect that sees innovation as the basis of perpetual research and experimentation, with an “artisan” knowhow and with a relationship of renewed trust with customers. The tradition of the “artisan laboratory” thus becomes the starting point to build machines that confer greater guarantees of quality and efficiency. A philosophy that Recard S.p.A. – the Lucca company specialized in custom design and manufacture of equipment and machines for the tissue paper industry – has fully embodied, turning it into its greatest strength.
Artistry is also synonymous of uniqueness and this means that Recard products – machines and turnkey plants for the production of tissue paper, rewinders, pulp preparation machinery and the Rebuild Program to modify older machines into Crescent Formers – have features that differentiate them from one another because they are manufactured according to the different needs of every individual customer. For over fifty years, the watchword at Recard has been “customization”: there are no two machines alike. “This approach”, explains Mauro Michelini, General Manager of Recard S.p.A., “has been fully acknowledged and appreciated by the companies we have worked with and for us, seeing our customers’ loyalty in renewing their trust in Recard when it comes to expanding their production by purchasing new machines or modifying existing ones, is a source of great pride”.
And the number of contracts signed and orders received up to today certainly prove the company from Villa Basilica right. Of the 129 machines supplied by Recard in the course of these years to 73 companies in Italy and abroad, almost 40% went to customers who already have more than one Recard machine. An interesting figure concerns in particular some companies who have purchased more than 2 machines. In pole position is the Cartiere Carrara Group with a record of 13 machines: a relationship established in 1998 that continues to this day, confirming Recard’s absolute leadership as tissue machine supplier for the Lucca Paper District.
Artistry is also synonymous of uniqueness and this means that Recard products – machines and turnkey plants for the production of tissue paper, rewinders, pulp preparation machinery and the Rebuild Program to modify older machines into Crescent Formers – have features that differentiate them from one another because they are manufactured according to the different needs of every individual customer.
CMPC – Compañía Manufacturera de Papeles y Cartones – is a major partner, too, particularly for the Latin American market. Since 1990 Recard has designed and built 7 machines for them (3 of which running at a working speed of 2000 m/min) that, located in Chile, Peru, Mexico and Colombia, contribute to a total tissue production in excess of 600 thousand tons per year.
Among the companies that can count on 4 machines supplied by Recard, in addition to Canada’s Kruger Group with its facilities in Canada, Guatemala, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, we find Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co., a tissue industry giant of the Persian Gulf and leading producer of reels in the area, who started out in 1990 thanks to the close collaboration with the Lucca company. Recard machines have almost exclusively contributed to making the history of Saudi Paper and today continue to represent the major brand of their technological park (4 out of 5 machines). Four customers have 3 machines each, among whom the Italian company Cartiera Partenope.