Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has become the newest business group to be managed by RGE. Based in Riau, Indonesia, APR will seamlessly source dissolving pulp from co-located RGE pulp and paper business group APRIL to produce viscose fibre. APR’s mill has an initial annual production capacity of 240,000 tonnes and is set to commence production later this year.
APR seeks to produce top quality products to meet the needs of customers both domestically and abroad. It joins China’s leading viscose producer Sateri to form a growing viscose fibre business within the RGE group of companies. With mills in Fujian, Jianxi and Jiujiang, Sateri’s expansion plans put it on track to become the world’s largest viscose producer by 2020.
This represents the drive and constant growth-mindedness of the RGE group of companies led by Sukanto Tanoto. Collaboration and integration of businesses across the supply chain and across geographies are all aimed at creating longer-term value for the communities, the countries, the climate and customers.