Jacob Holm Increases Production Capacity and Diversifies Product Portfolio of Asturias Production Facility

04.06.2020

Jacob Holm Increases Production Capacity and Diversifies Product Portfolio of Asturias Production Facility


Asturias, Spain, June 4, 2020 – Jacob Holm is investing in its production facility in Asturias, Spain, to expand the manufacturing capacity for medical nonwovens and critical cleaning wipes. The investment will cover a significant upgrade of the existing production line to increase its capacity by over 60% and to add new line capabilities.


“Jacob Holm has committed to support the needs for medical nonwovens for face masks, surgical gowns and disinfectant wipes in Europe,” says Martin Mikkelsen, CEO of Jacob Holm Group. “Sontara® has been a trusted supplier of medical nonwovens for over 40 years. We are very excited that we can now offer our high-quality fabrics for personal protective equipment (PPE) directly from our facility in Asturias. Sontara® Asturias has seen a significant uptick in demand for these items related to COVID-19 and, to date, has responded with donations of more than 1,000,000 masks worth of nonwoven material.”

 

The main line upgrades and continuous improvement activities will be completed leading to a capacity increase of 50% by July 2020. Further investments will become active in Q1 2021.

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