The multinational company Softys announced the increase in the production of its four factories in Mexico while developing several projects to support the hygiene of some isolated communities that improves the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, it was reported in a statement released this Sunday.
Softys, which is part of the multinational CMPC, markets its products in Mexico under the Elite brand and has four production plants: two in Nuevo León, one in Valle de México; and another in Altamira, Tamaulipas, where a cogeneration process that combines electrical energy, thermal energy and cold water production will be installed for the first time.
The company with more than 40 years of history has a presence in more than 20 markets in Latin America with 19 production plants for tissue and personal care in 8 nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico.
Softys manufactures hygiene and personal care products and its products include Elite and Elite Professional brand toilet paper, napkins, kitchen towels and tissues. Within its industrial sector, it ranks as the number 8 company worldwide and number 2 in Latin America.
In Mexico, its production plants have an installed capacity of more than one hundred thousand tons per year, and its products are marketed in Mexico and exported to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic and some islands of the Caribbean. In Mexico, Elite has 2,600 direct jobs and another thousand indirect ones.
In environmental matters, the parent company Softys intends to become a zero waste company by 2025, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, in scope 1 and 2, by 2030, and reduce use by 40% of industrial water per ton of product by 2025, as announced by Luis Felipe Gazitúa, global president of the company, the companies CMPC Softys and Elite.
To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has installed six machines to manufacture face masks in 5 countries, including one in Nuevo León, Mexico, with which they have donated more than 15 million surgical masks in Latin America.