Mohawk Announces Partnership

Mohawk and Arjowiggins are partnering together in a way that has never before happened in the paper industry.  Mohawk is the largest privately held paper company here in the United States and Arjowiggins is the worlds leading manufacturer of technical papers.  Together, they are combining manufacturing facilities and processes.

The alliance is unprecedented in the paper industry, especially for two brands which previously acted as competitors. Arjowiggins and Mohawk are like-minded fine paper manufacturers with legendary brands that have driven the premium paper segment for over a century. The companies share core values of heritage, innovation, operational excellence, craftsmanship, safety-focused manufacturing, environmental commitment and social responsibility.

Not a merger, but a shared platform.  This agreement will give Mohawk access to Arjowiggins staple products – such as the wildly popular Butterfly and Delos packaging papers. AND give Arjowiggins the ability to exclusively produce mohawk superfine.  A “shared services” platform like this will truly change the way the paper industry operates.  You will now have Arjowiggins papers being produced domestically, on Mohawk machinery.  Crazy right?!

What do you think of this change in the way paper is produced?  Are shared platforms better than just merging the two companies?  We’d like to hear your thoughts below.

~Source:PiWorld

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