Paper production at capacity

Kca Warehouse May 2020  TBW Newsgroup

Kca Warehouse May 2020  TBW Newsgroup
STORAGE HUB: Millions of rolls of toilet paper have passed through the automated distribution centre at the KCA Millicent Mill each week as a result of COVID-19 related panic buying. Picture: KCA

THE Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) Millicent Mill is about to enter its third month of operating at full capacity.

Demand for its tissues and toilet rolls skyrocketed in February due to panic buying related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response, the company began a recruitment campaign to swell the numbers of its 400 contractors and company employees.

“The Millicent Mill is still operating at full capacity and we have hired a number of casual and permanent new starters from the local area,” a company spokesperson said.

Registrations of interest for casual employment in the production area are still being accepted by KCA.

Meanwhile, product purchase limits on Kleenex tissue and toilet paper made at the KCA Millicent Mill

have eased at the Woolworths supermarket in Millicent.

Limits on tissues and toilet paper were introduced in stores across Australia in February, but under new rules customers can now buy up to four packs of toilet paper rather than the previous limit of one.

All limits on tissues have been lifted.

Woolworths Supermarkets managing director Claire Peters said the company made the decision to introduce purchase limits in March at the height of demand for groceries to ensure as many customers as possible could access what they

“In recent weeks Woolworths has begun rolling back purchase limits on many products and categories due to customer demand moderating and working closely with suppliers to improve product availability,” Ms Peters said.