Star Tissue is one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products. Star Tissue manufactures a wide range of household and away-from-home paper products from its custom-built production facility in Lancashire.
Over the past three year’s we have made significant investments in our plant, machinery and systems to ensure we can meet the diverse needs of our customers in the away from home, washrooms, professional cleaning, healthcare, food service and industrial markets.
With three production lines, we have the capacity to convert 30,000 tonnes of tissue per annum and manufacture 1,000,000 quality rolls per day. Our investments in the latest production technology allows us to manufacture ply bonded flat sheet, ply bonded embossed, laminated micro-embossed and laminated embossed in both the consumer and away from home markets.
We also recognise that logistics plays an integral part in ensuring customers receive a reliable and flexible delivery service. We have invested heavily in our warehouse operation with over 150,000sqft of quality warehousing, with the capacity to hold over 5,000 pallets of finished goods ready for call off. Recently we added a new service yard spanning over 2 acres to support 8 loading bays, this is to ensure that we can hold and load multiple lorries and vans at one time, enabling goods to be loaded and dispatched more efficiently. This investment in the warehouse operation now see Star Tissue deliver over 500 Pallets every working day across the UK & Ireland.
Over the past 3 year’s we have made significant investments in increasing manufacturing capacity, implementing industry 4.0 and IOT. Through using this valuable machine data, we are able to plan production and scheduled maintenance with minimal disruption. In 2021 we fully automated two production lines, this has allowed us to further develop the quality of our current product range whilst introducing brand new iterations.
Star Tissue employees are at the forefront of our ambition to deliver the best possible quality and service to our customers. Our transformation means increased investment in training, equipment and new processes in order to make them safer and less laborious.
Our new state of the art pallet automiser has made our production operations more efficient and less labour intensive. Our forklift fleet is now 80% electric, bringing major benefits to our warehouse operation. Moving to electric forklifts has further reduced our carbon footprint and work-based noise. We have also installed a brand new waste extraction system that extracts waste paper straight from the production line into a recycled waste containment unit, ensuring we recycle 100% of our waste.
Star Tissue UK has been established since 2003 and it has grown year on year to become one of the leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products.
In 2016 Star Tissue featured in the London Stock Exchanges list of 1000 most dynamic and fast growing companies in Europe. Continuous investment in new production technology and systems enables us to operate efficiently ensuring we can meet the needs of our diverse range of customers. As you would expect this is supported by a reliable logistics function ensuring a flexible and prompt delivery.
“Star Tissues are one of the first implementers of lamination technology in the Away From Home market in the UK. They have always demanded the best technology and innovation so by partnering with PCMC they are able to provide some of the very best products in the AFH market. With two PCMC Amica laminating embossing lines they have quality, flexibility and reliability at the core of their business” Sergio Casella, President of PCMC Italy
Over the past five years we have made significant investments in our plant, machinery and systems to ensure we can meet the diverse needs of our customers in the away from home washrooms, professional cleaning, healthcare, food service and industrial markets.
Capacity to convert 30,000 tonnes of tissue per annum.
Our 3 production lines can produce 1,000,000 quality rolls per day.
We hold over 5,000 pallets of finished goods in stock.
150,000sq ft of quality warehouse space.
1,600 tonnes of paper and plastic waste recycled annually.
We deliver 500 Pallets every working day across the UK & Ireland