An interview from Mr. Abhishek Agarwal, Executive Director & CEO of Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd.
“Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd Is a manufacturing unit for quality tissue papers and other specialty grades of papers. Our plant Is spread over in total 526000 sqft area with greenery luxe”
Paper Market : Could you please brief us about your group?
Abhishek Agarwal : Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd is our first tissue paper and speciality paper manufacturing division. Our group headquarters located in Morbi, Gujarat and manufacturing facilities are mainly located in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
In our group we mainly engage with Ceramic Tiles, Packaging units, Paper Mills, Mines, stones and Pigments. We are engaged with paper and packaging segments since 2004. We started our journey in paper segments from our packaging units in Morbi (Gujarat) and after that we added a Kraft paper mill in 2016.
PM : When Kempt Tissues was started and what was the investment strategy plans?
AA : Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd., was incorporated on 12th Jan 2022. The registered office of the company is situated at Survey No P6/7 Vaghasiya Village ,Wankaner, Morbi, Gujarat. Company has interests in manufacturing of tissue paper and other speciality grades paper.
The top management of the company include Mr.Dinesh Agarwal (Managing Director), Mr.Abhishek Agarwal (Executive Director & CEO) and Mr.Ajay Mor (Director-Finance).
Paper machine of the company commenced production in April 2023 with a capacity to produce 75 MT per day of Tissue paper. paper machine is imported from spain (Europe), the reputed machine manufacturer Voith.
Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd Is a manufacturing unit for quality tissue papers and other specialty grades of papers. Our plant Is spread over in total 526000 sqft area with greenery luxe.
We are equipped with all latest and highly efficient machinery items which are mainly imported from Europe. Our laboratory comprising with latest and efficient equipment.
We acquired approximately 526000 sqft. land for complete setup of our manufacturing facility and the reason for acquiring additional land for future expansion of PM to include one more crescent former Tissue machine additional with converting house facilities. Total investment we have made including land acquisition is around INR 75 CR.
The company is operating in a highly competitive market and the strategy is to enhance revenues through taking advantage of its inherent strengths and business dynamics. A highly qualified and competent team, robust quality control provides the necessary platform to give impetus to the company’s objectives. The company’s focus is to increase its revenues and improve its bottomline by reducing costs by better management of funds, improved internal control systems and better realisations for its existing products.
“The reason for acquiring additional land for future expansion of PM to include one more crescent former Tissue machine additional with converting house facilities”
PM : What are all the features of your factory and what products you manufacture over there?
AA : In Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd, the complete machines are imported from Voith Spain (Europe). The type of the machine is fordrinier and deckle is about 3400 mm. We have setup a eco-friendly and sustainable infrastructure for our production. Our complete setup including machinery infrastructure is according to international standards.
Our target capacity for production is around 70-75 tons per day. Our product category mainly includes Virgin grade tissue paper like toilet tissue paper, kitchen towel, facial tissue paper and as well as recycled grade, MG poster grade paper with high brightness white and colour both and other speciality papers.
The minimum GSM is 12.5 and highest up-to 60 GSM.
PM : How different the Kempt Tissues from other competitors?
AA : Actually the unique selling points of Kempt Tissues Pvt Ltd is our technology, our R&D team and our management. Our goal is to provide the best quality tissue paper to our customers.
The quality of management team is at par with industry standards. The Promoters directors, Technical & Commercial staff have more than 10 years of experience in the Paper Industry. The workforce comprises of Engineers, Chartered accountants and technicians. In current market there are very few players who are providing excellent quality speciality paper and our mission is to be India’s top quality tissue paper makers.
PM : What is your suggestion to make paper more sustainable?
AA : Tissue paper plays an important role in the nation’s sustainability mission as it is directly related with general hygiene as well as our ecosystem. Our company will also focus on manufacturing the best paper products from recycled grades so that we can participate more with our vision for a sustainable future. Our complete infrastructure is set up with a highly green environment. We have planted more than 5000 plants already in our manufacturing facility.
“Our customers get the dual benefit of German technology with Indian prices”
PM : How Tissue Paper Industry is growing and future demand?
AA : According to Fortune Business Insights, the global tissue paper market size was USD 81 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 124.74 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. Tissue papers are widely used for cleanliness and hygiene purposes.
The global average consumption per person per year is also expected to reach 55kg. Tissue manufacturing technology advancements, as well as the effective use of raw materials, will improve both the design of tissue products and how they are distributed.
PM : What do you think about the future of Indian paper company?
AA : The Indian paper industry, with a turnover of about INR 70,000 crores, plays an important role in the manufacturing segment of the Indian economy. The Indian paper industry is very fragmented and diverse in nature. Capacity wise, there are small, medium and large size mills employing technology which ranges from old to state-of-the-art.
The fibrous raw material used for manufacturing paper include plantation wood from farm forestry programs, agri-residues like wheat straw and bagasse procured from farmers and waste paper sourced domestically as well as imported from other countries. The products manufactured are also diverse including kraft paper, newsprint, writing and printing papers, photocopier paper, unbleached and bleached varieties of packaging papers or boards, uncoated and coated boards, tissue paper and some tonnage of speciality papers. In the foreseeable future, the packaging board segment is likely to see sustained high demand going forward.
An increase in tissue per capita consumption is expected due to rising health and hygiene awareness. Strong demand in packaging boards and tissue is turning profitable for paper manufacturers, manufacturers of a wide range of paper products.
PM : What about your company’s vision & mission?
AA : Kempt Tissues Is a company committed to its Vision to be “the best tissue and specialty paper manufacturing company in India. We intend to be the very best for our customers, our employees and for our shareholders.
Our Mission is that
- To exceed customer expectation : By providing the highest quality of paper to the customers in which we participate at fair market value.
- To exceed employee expectation: By providing a superior work environment for our employees that is safe promising and fun.
- To provide for financial stability: By capturing a dominant market share with reasonable return while utilising good ethical business practices.
“Our vision is to be the best tissue and specialty paper manufacturing company in India and we intend to be the very best for our customers, our employees and for our shareholders”