Visy is a global leader in the packaging, paper and resource recovery industries, providing high quality, innovative and sustainable packaging products and solutions.
The company has been leading packaging innovation in Australia for over 60 years and has more than 120 sites across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam and trading offices across Asia, Europe and the USA.
Sustainability is a pillar of Visy’s business. From the products they make, to resource recovery cycles and the business, including making employees safer, local communities healthier and customers more profitable.
Limiting impact on the environment is one of Visy’s key missions. They take responsibility for the entire lifespan of their products - from conception to when they are recycled into something else.
Visy’s Pulp and Paper mill in Tumut, New South Wales is the largest integrated pulp and paper mill in Australia and has set new standards in sustainable kraft paper manufacturing and environmental performance - producing high-quality kraft paper for both domestic and international markets.
Two million tonnes of plantation-sourced wood is processed at Tumut each year, meaning that a wood truck arrives at the site every five minutes, each day. The site is one of Australia’s largest exporters of containerised manufactured goods and hosts a renewable energy generation facility, producing half of the plants own energy needs. Visy Tumut also operate a closed loop water system, where all mill wastewater is reused for farm irrigation.
In FY2017-18, Paper Machines 9 (PM9) and 10 (PM10) at VISY Tumut produced over 681,000 tonnes of unbleached kraft paper.
As a company that is always looking towards the future, Visy took a proactive approach in upgrading legacy drive control equipment on the PM9 winder downstream of the paper machine to avoid any potential for downtime while also future proofing the Tumut plant.