Austria-based Lenzing AG’s majority-owned subsidiary, Indonesia-based P.T. South Pacific Viscose
(SPV), is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company is one of the largest producers of
cellulose fibers worldwide according to Lenzing — with an annual production of 155,000 tons of
viscose fibers — as well as the second-largest production site of the Lenzing Group.
SPV, Lenzing’s biggest investment outside of Austria, began production in 1983 with an annual
capacity of 30,000 tons. It is a key part of Lenzing’s expansion strategy in Asia, and its annual
production capacity is currently being expanded to 220,000 tons. (See “
Expands Production In Austria, Indonesia,” Jan. 8, 2008).
According to Lenzing, SPV has implemented environmental and social responsibility measures
that are leading-edge in the Asian fiber industry, with Lenzing’s closed-loop-cycle technology of
applied in a way similar to that of the Lenzing, Austria, site. SPV also is committed to improving
education and social conditions in the Purwakarta, Indonesia, area where it is located.
May 13, 2008