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.
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
applied in a way similar to that at the Lenzing, Austria, site.
SPV also is committed to improving education and social conditions in the Purwakarta,
Indonesia, area where it is located.