Voith Paper: Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has started up a new cigarette factory in Gostkow, Poland.
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has started up a new cigarette factory in Gostkow, Poland. JTI belongs to Japan Tobacco Inc., the world’s third largest tobacco company. The entire air conditioning and refrigeration technology for this new factory was planned and delivered by Voith Paper Air Systems as a turn-key project.
To air condition this new plant, 14 new air conditioning systems were installed for all production areas and laboratories. Additional air systems were built in other areas like in social rooms. By optimal and system oriented dimensioning of the air systems a cooling capacity of only 3 MW for the entire plant is required. The generation takes place by an energy saving and eco-friendly cooling system.
The entire production chain of a tobacco product and all materials used in this process are subject to highest quality standards. Their compliance is controlled permanently. Thus, cigarettes with consistent flavour and of the highest quality can be produced anytime.
Voith air conditioning and cooling systems significantly contribute to the observation of the required quality standards. Specific climatic values like constant temperatures and relative humidities are a year-round requirement as well as a high standard of hygiene.
Voith Paper Air Systems air-conditioning technology features energy efficiency, reliability and low maintenance of systems during permanent operation. Thereby, lowest operating costs are achieved. The Voith control system provides optimal operation and monitoring of the systems.
With an investment volume of 100 million US Dollars, this new plant was officially opened by Japan Tobacco International in the middle of last year. The production capacity is designed for an annual total capacity of 20 billion cigarettes.
Voith Paper (voithpaper.com) is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.
Voith (voith.com) is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith currently has 39,000 employees, € 5 billion in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide and is one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe.