Market share of major global tissue machine suppliers (3)_Expert analysis_Paper Industry News
RISI calculates the market share of each supplier based on the delivery volume of tissue machines from the beginning of the year 2000 to the end of 2017 for a total of 18 years. These deliveries include paper machines that have placed orders (ie, the first payment has been received) but have not been installed. A total of 867 units with an annual production capacity of 23.1 million t/a. In addition, there are some unpublished confidential items that are not included in this data.
The world's major suppliers of tissue machines include Valmet, ANDRITZ, Aceley, Toscotec, Chuanzhijiang, Voith, Recard, other companies, and Chinese companies. Introducing Recard, other companies, and Chinese companies today.
Recard is a smaller Italian manufacturer with a large market share in Western Europe and Latin America. The company mainly produces Tissue paper machine
s with a net width of less than 4m. The customers are mainly small and medium-sized companies. However, the company has supplied tissue machines to all regions except Japan and Oceania.
Italy's ABK/OverMeccanica and PMT are about to exit the tissue machine market. After Over Meccanica announced its bankruptcy, the French ABK Group temporarily took over the assets and orders of Over Meccanica. However, in the complicated Italian bankruptcy proceedings, the takeover company was required to perform financial guarantees, but the ABK Group was unable to perform. Therefore, the ABK Group did not currently manage the assets and orders of Over Meccanica. The assets of Over Meccanica are now managed by the bankruptcy court. If there is no suitable acquirer, the company will cease to operate and the time required to complete the bankruptcy process is unknown.
PMT is a small Italian tissue machine supplier that was formerly known as Beloit, Italy, but was subsequently sold to an Italian electrical company. Italy's PMT first completed the last part of Beloit's initial sale, and then set up a new company in 2002 to deliver its own tissue machine to Tunisia. So far, the new company has sold 10 tissue machines to reputable companies such as SCA. But in recent years, the company has stopped its machinery business and shifted its focus from the tissue machine sector to the paper machine business, such as re-assembling board machines. Recently, the company has sold part of its shares to a Chinese machinery company.
In recent years, China's tissue machine suppliers have made significant efforts to continuously improve their own manufacturing levels. The production speed of tissue machines has been increased to 1,000 to 1,200 m/min, and crescent-shaped former technology has been adopted. The following companies are particularly worth mentioning: Shanghai Liangliang Industrial Co., Ltd., Foshan Baotuo Papermaking Equipment Co., Ltd., Shandong Xinhe Papermaking Engineering Co., Ltd., Liaoning Liaoyang Huifeng Papermaking Technology Co., Ltd., Weifang Kaixin Machinery Co., Ltd., Shandong Hua Lin Machinery Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Dalu Industrial Co., Ltd. and Henan Jiaozuo Chongyi Light Industry Machinery Co., Ltd. (Editor's Note: The company has closed down in 2015). All of the above companies are capable of producing tissue machines with an annual capacity of over 10,000 t/a. Some of these companies have established partnerships with companies in South Korea, Japan and even Western Europe. APP has its own tissue machine assembly plant, namely Jinshun Heavy Machinery (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Other three companies worthy of attention include the PMP Group in Poland, Hergen in Brazil, and GapCon in Germany/Italy. PMPoland recently sold a number of tissue machines, especially in China and Asia and the Far East. Hergen's business is concentrated in Latin America, but it has recently sold several tissue machines in Eastern Europe. GapCon is a new company with only a few new tissue machine orders. Recently, the company's owner sold other German operations to BeUmer, but Italy's GapCon will continue to operate as an independent tissue machine supplier.
New players continue to compete for market share from traditional suppliers
Undoubtedly, after the bankruptcy of Beloit, Valmet took the top spot in the world's largest supplier of tissue paper machines, with a market share of 40% to 45% in 2001-2003. However, since then, the company's market share has gradually decreased, has now dropped to 24%, while the Italian tissue machine supplier's market share has shown an overall upward trend, currently occupying a total market share of up to 28%.