- Sector: Manufacturing
- Country: Italy
Looks good on paper
Founded in 1948 and headquartered in the Tuscan city of Lucca, Toscotec designs and manufactures machines, systems and components for the production of tissue, paper and board.
“We offer proprietary solutions to the world’s leading paper industries – from complete production lines to rebuilds, modernisation projects and even single components,” explains Alessandro Menucci, CEO.
By drawing on experience gained in the field, particularly in the supply of complete turnkey plants, Toscotec’s team works to optimise the plant production process and minimise the costs incurred by customers.
“And with this comes a special focus on environmental and energy-saving issues,” adds Alessandro.
“We understood how important after-sales can be to the customer”
So much so that, with the cost of energy increasing dramatically in recent years, Toscotec has concentrated its efforts on the development of innovative solutions, “...which guarantee high energy savings and maximum production efficiency, making it a win-win in the market.”
Alessandro believes that it’s this focus on, and commitment to, innovation that’s driven Toscotec to the world-leading position it now holds. The CEO attributes the firm’s success to “...know-how, production excellence, respect for people and ongoing research into the best solutions to achieve customer satisfaction by anticipating needs,”
all of which are Toscotec’s key values.
- 180+ - Size of workforce at Toscotec’s headquarters in Lucca, Italy
“We acquired market share by occupying the spaces of those competitors who were unable to understand the renewed needs of paper makers,” explains Alessandro. “We also understood how important after-sales can be to the customer. We have created a service for all needs regarding the maintenance and good functioning of the plants.”
Toscotec’s Group CFO Davide Raviola says: “Europe is not a place for low-cost production. Its quality and innovative solutions are widely recognised, particularly in our sector.” He believes that further stimulus – such as grants – should be awarded to companies that are active in R&D.