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tobaccoasia 47 grams on site, different levels of machine modern- ization and partial overhaul as well as full rebuild 'as new' – we let our customers decide what ex- actly fits best their specific demands. Rather than limiting our rebuilding services, we have recently increased the portfolio of offerings in this sector," said Panz. "Current market trends demand global ciga- rette manufacturers to focus on overall equipment efficiency optimization. The latter can often be achieved by modernizing equipment, asset consol- idation and making sure that existing machinery performs at its maximum efficiency. In all three cases Hauni can support customers to replace equipment where it makes sense or optimize exist- ing machineries in alignment with specific strate- gic needs. The obsolescence of electronic systems is another area where we are increasingly helping our clients to upgrade machinery to maximize their reliability as production assets for the years to come," he added. Nay: new is next DWA Pte Ltd., however, says that the changing trend in the market is companies now prefer to buy new machinery. DWA, one of Asia's largest reconditioned machinery companies, saw the de- mand for reconditioned machinery in the 1980s, SLIM IN SIZE LARGE IN POTENTIAL DISCOVER THE BROAD RANGE OF SUPER SLIM OPTIONS The innovative Super Slim range from Essentra helps you take advantage of the demands for visual differentiation, enhanced consumer taste and smoking experience. Super Slim gives you all the benefits of Essentra's standard size special filters in a Super Slim format. And the wide and varied options in the range also provide opportunities for brand extensions and creating new products in this fast-growing segment. DISCOVER MORE AT WWW.ESSENTRAFILTERS.COM ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS, DELIVERED VISUAL APPEAL AND DIFFERENTIATION ENHANCED SMOKING EXPERIENCE UP TO THREE SEGMENT CONFIGURATIONS COMPLETE CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT ©2016 Essentra 64213_Tobacco_Asia_SuperSlim-Filters_HP_090816_BH.indd 1 09/08/2016 09:37 opened a company, bought a number of old ma- chines from America and Europe, refurbished the machines, and sold them to middle and small ciga- rettes companies in Asia, the Philippines, Cambo- dia, Vietnam, and Dubai. The company has en- joyed massive growth over the past two decades. It does a lot of upgrading and converting parts to meet market demand, namely rebuilt Protos, re- built Focke, and rebuilt RC4. Andreas Panz, Executive Vice President Rebuild

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