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10th March 2017, Luxembourg/Znojmo

Pegas Nonwovens to invest in South African production plant

Pegas Nonwovens products are used primarily in the personal hygiene products market. Pegas Nonwovens SA, a leading producer of nonwoven textiles, has confirmed its continued interest in the purchase of a land parcel for the construction of a new production plant in the Republic of South Africa, at a press conference last week. The press conference was held in Cape Town, with the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, and the city's Mayor, Patricia de Lille, present.

“Pegas is very interested in realising its investment in the Republic of South Africa. Therefore, we greatly appreciate the support that we are receiving from the local authorities and which we sincerely hope will lead to an acceleration of the land purchase process,” commented František Řezáč, CEO of Pegas Nonwovens s.r.o., and member of the Pegas Nonwovens SA Board of Directors.

“The final decision regarding the construction of the plant and the ordering of a new production line continues to be subject to the finalisation of negotiations with customers. In the first phase of the project, the planned investment would amount to approximately EUR 30-35 million. The production line should have an annual production capacity of 10 thousand tonnes and it is expected to be put into operation at the end of 2018.”

Pegas Nonwovens

Pegas Nonwovens, founded in 1990, is today a leading producer of spunmelt nonwovens in the EMEA region. The company’s products are used primarily in the personal hygiene products market. The manufacturer produces polypropylene / polyethylene nonwoven textiles principally for use in disposable hygiene products (such as baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products) and, to a lesser extent, in construction, agricultural and medical applications.

Currently Pegas runs two plants with a total of eight production lines in the Czech Republic and one production line in Egypt. The total production capacity of the company is currently up to 110 thousand tonnes of nonwoven fabric per annum.

www.pegas.cz

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