The newly acquired entity will operate under the name ‘WEPA Professional UK’.

Tissue Paper

WEPA Professional acquires Star Tissue UK

WEPA Professional acquires Star Tissue UK

Image: Khalid Saifullah and Andreas Krengel

WEPA Professional has announced the acquisition of Star Tissue UK, a prominent British hygiene paper provider based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The newly acquired entity will operate under the name ‘WEPA Professional UK’.

Andreas Krengel, CEO Business Unit Professional of the WEPA Group, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “WEPA stands for the production of high-quality tissue paper, and the UK market is strategically important for us. We are delighted to continue the impressive growth of Star Tissue with Managing Director Khalid Saifullah and his team as WEPA Professional UK.”

Under the leadership of Khalid Saifullah, who will remain as Managing Director, WEPA Professional UK aims to drive the integration process and foster continued growth.

Star Tissue has a significant market position with three state-of-the-art fully automated converting lines, a warehouse and modern office space.

Both WEPA Professional and Star Tissue UK are committed to a seamless transition, maintaining operations, and retaining the current workforce.

Founded in 2003 as a family business, Star Tissue has grown to become one of the UK's leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products. The Blackburn site, with 130 employees, produces a wide range of high-quality tissue products. The Blackburn plant has a converting capacity of 27,000 tons per annum.

WEPA Professional is a leading hygiene specialist in Europe.