Klabin to provide paper industrial sacks to Brazil's wheat miller, flour producer M. Dias Branco at its Brazilian plants in Natal, Fortaleza, Salvador, Cabedelo

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Aug 24, 2011 – Klabin

SAO PAULO , August 22, 2011 (press release) – New customer increases the company’s activities in the industrial sack market

Klabin, the leading manufacturer of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes and industrial sacks, has just won a new customer in the segment of industrial sacks. The M. Dias Branco mill is one of the Country’s leaders in the segment of wheat milling and flour production, with plants in Natal, Fortaleza, Salvador and Cabedelo (metropolitan region of João Pessoa).

The partnership between the companies was made official at the beginning of the month at the Cabedelo plant with the presence of the Vice-Governor of Paraiba, Senhor Romulo Jose de Gouveia. For the Director of M. Dias Branco, Luiz Eugênio Lopes Pontes, “this partnership with Klabin will renovate the mill’s packaging, add value to products and consequently benefit the business”.

As of now, M. Dias Branco’s three wheat flour lines, Medalha de Ouro, Fina Mix and Imperial Mix, can count on Klabin’s paper sacks with welded sleeve. The new system was installed at the Cabedelo plant, but the solution has to be applied throughout the entire distribution network of M. Dias Branco.

Fernando Bruno, Klabin’s Sales Manager, stresses that “Klabin invests in the development of innovative solutions for customers in the sack and packaging segment, so as to bring benefits to manufacturers’ processes and be more practical for consumers”.

Klabin has a wide range of models of sacks with openings which make it easy to fill with manual or high speed automatic machines. Moreover, they can be supplied with barriers which give the packaged contents total protection and, after filling, make easy and stable stacking.

Since they are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and produced with raw material from planted forests, Klabin’s packages are environmentally correct. Products are also certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), which attests to businesses that extract forest resources in a proper manner, while respecting social, environmental and economic standards.

About Klabin

Klabin, which is the biggest producer, exporter and recycler of paper in Brazil, turned 112 years old in April. It is the leading manufacturer of packaging paper and board, corrugated boxes and industrial sacks and also sells timber in logs. It has 17 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina.

About the M. Dias Branco Group

The M. Dias Branco Group is the national leader in both the Biscuit and Pasta categories and is the 7th biggest biscuit manufacturer in the world. The company is also involved in the production of wheat flour, margarines and fats, thus helping to verticalize the manufacture of pastas and biscuits. Its principal brands are Adria, Isabela, Zabet, Basilar, Fortaleza, Richester, Vitarella, Pilar, Finna and Puro Sabor.

With a customer base of approximately 80 thousand active customers, it is the outright leader of the Pasta and Biscuit categories, and currently enjoys 24.7% and 23.4% respectively of market share. With the goal of sustaining the growth of operations in coming years and increasing its market leadership, the strategy of the M. Dias Branco Group has been to develop ever more consistent and effective new products and also to consolidate its brands.

In 2006, the Group went public and began to sell part of its shares on the BOVESPA – New Market, accelerating the adoption of corporate governance practices and also sharpening its focus more on results, growth and market leadership. The company operates in the Northeast with six main brands: Fortaleza, Richester, Vitarella, Pilar, Finna and Puro Sabor.

The M. Dias Branco Group has modern industrial plants with state-of-the-art equipment and grain storage capacity, which comply with the strictest standards of quality. The Dias Branco Mill, located in Fortaleza, was the first in the North-Northeast to be granted ISO certification.

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