KC to invest $30 million in Colombian factories – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

Kimberly-Clark will invest $30 million to upgrade its factories in Colombia to better serve the region. The company operates three factories in Colombia, located in Tocancipa, Barbosa and Papales del Cauca and employs approximately 1,000 workers. Products made in Colombia are exported to around 30 countries around the world.

About $7 million of the investment will be spent to increase production of feminine hygiene items at the Tocanacipa plant, which largely focuses on absorbent products. According to the report, around 60% of baby diapers and feminine hygiene products produced there serve the local market while the remaining products are exported. KC will also spend $23 million at Papales del Cauaca, to optimize and innovate production processes, primarily in the family care and child care lines.

Regarding investment prospects, Gustavo Castellanos, General Manager of Kimberly-Clark in Colombia, said: “For more than 50 years, at Kimberly-Clark, we have provided the best quality products to our consumers in Colombia. These plans will bring the company’s latest technology to our local operations to deliver new products and innovations, both to Colombians and throughout the region. »

In 2020-21, KC invested approximately $80 million in Colombia, which bolstered production at the three factories.

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