Facial Tissues

Facial Tissues

Twinsaver facial tissues are made with a blend of premium fibres, using processes that are as kind to the environment as they are to your skin. We have the softest solution for any occasion, including 2 Ply everyday tissues, 3 Ply tissues for extra care, pocket pack tissues for when you’re on the move, and décor tubes to suit your style.Our facial tissues are made with a blend of premium fibres, using processes that are as kind to the environment as they are to your skin. We offer the softest solutions for every occasion:

  • Twinsaver 2 Ply tissues – for everyday use
  • Twinsaver 3 Ply tissues – designed to provide extra care for sore, irritated noses
  • Twinsaver Pocket Packs – perfect for when you’re on the go
  • Twinsaver Style Packs – décor tube-shaped containers, fits most car cup holders and takes up less space on a desk or kitchen counter
  • Essential lotionised tissues with Vitamin E and Camomile to soothe your nose


Designed for light bladder weakness Clemens feminine Protection Pads are 40% thinner than Clemens Unisex pads. Our pads use the latest absorption and odour neutralizing technology with a soft cotton like feel for maximum comfort.

Clemens unisex pads range is designed for light bladder weakness and offers quick and efficient absorption for optimal dryness and comfort. They are designed to be worn comfortably under normal clothing with an adhesive strip to hold the pad in place.

Deputy Minister Mathale unveils The Twinsaver Group’s R500m tissue manufacturing facility

Deputy Minister Mathale unveils The Twinsaver Group’s R500m tissue manufacturing facility

The Twinsaver Group is now the largest tissue manufacturer in sub-Saharan Africa

First-to-market technology accelerates business development and diversification strategy

“It is heartening to see our 18-month journey culminate in this momentous occasion, which also marks a new expansion phase for our business. I am exceptionally proud of my team who collaborated successfully and worked tirelessly over the past few years to conceptualise and source some of the best technologies available globally. I wish to congratulate them for successfully undertaking what was a mammoth installation project,”says Garth Towell, CEO at the Twinsaver Group.

Commenting on the achievements across the group, Ethos Private Equity partner and TSG Chairman, Richard Fienberg, said; “The Twinsaver Group is an excellent example of a future-fit business. It has been on an accelerated development journey over the past three years and we, at Ethos Private Equity, are very impressed by the progress made. Operating in a tough economic climate, the investment in people, resources, products and customers is already delivering dividends. We believe this will further support the achievement of The Twinsaver Group’s ambitious business advancement strategy.”

With income from exports, which currently sits at more than R1 trillion1, identified as a key economic growth driver for South Africa, the increased capacity will enable TSG to continue to access new markets and better service the needs of neighbouring SADC countries. The increased capacity also establishes TSG as the largest manufacturer of tissue in sub-Saharan Africa.

Speaking at the launch, Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Mr Cassel Mathale, commented; “Manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa has the potential for even greater success. We applaud the Twinsaver Group for its investments into pioneering technologies and developing much-needed skills – all of which is empowering the sector’s growth and establishing South Africa, as well as the region, as a manufacturing powerhouse.”

Custom manufactured by Toscotec – a leading designer and manufacturer of tissue machines, systems and components – the tissue machine features first-to-market technology for South Africa’s paper and pulp manufacturing sector. Toscotec utilises engineering expertise to merge the best safety standards with optimised levels of output and superior product quality. This combination makes the new tissue machine a game changer in capacity, efficiencies and quality innovation, enhancing TSG’s competitiveness and the manufacturing sector’s advancement potential.

While the economic value is evident, the use of such technology is creating notable opportunities for employee empowerment. Over the past few months, TSG operators – all recent local engineering graduates – have undertaken robust skills enhancement programmes and technology training from international experts. This has equipped them to effectively lead operations at the new facility.

The new tissue manufacturing machine is among a string of investments aimed at entrenching TSG’s commitment to growing its business and market share. Other investments in recent years include an R80 million investment at its Bellville site in Cape Town and a further R100 million in acquiring Sylko (leading suppliers of disposable and recyclable household products) and Validus Medical (suppliers of incontinence and wipes solutions).

“With lagging infrastructure seen as one of the key inhibitors to the manufacturing sector’s progress, our focus on value-driven capital investments continues. These investment decisions are aligned to our focus on establishing The Twinsaver Group as a formidable Fast-Moving Consumer Goods business,” concluded Towell.


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About The Twinsaver Group

The Twinsaver Group (TSG) is home to iconic South African personal care, home care and adult care brands. TSG manufactures, distributes and markets to homes and businesses across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Twinsaver Group acquires Validus Medical

Twinsaver Group acquires Validus Medical

Garth Towell, Twinsaver Group CEO, said, “We are very excited to welcome the Validus team to the Twinsaver family. The acquisition is a significant move forward for our business as it will enable us to further diversify our product proposition, service new consumer segments and accelerate Validus’ growth through investments into technology, talent and access to wider networks.”

Established in 2005, Validus has grown its national portfolio of quality disposable medical products across South Africa’s hospital, frail care and baby care industries. Known for brands like Clemens and Bumbies, the sale will provide Validus with the capital required to expand into ancillary and new categories.


Twinsaver acquires Validus Medical

Twinsaver acquires Validus Medical

Commenting on the decision to sell, Folkmar Geyer, managing director at Validus Medical said, “The synergies between Twinsaver and Validus are many; both businesses are market leaders, our products are complementary and our heritage, proudly South African.

The added advantage is that the sale will help increase Validus’ production efficiencies and as a wider business, will help bolster the output of South Africa’s manufacturing industry.” “South Africa’s manufacturing sector has been widely publicised as a gateway to enhancing the global competiveness of the country,” said Towell. “With the sector contributing more than 15% to the national GDP, we believe our business and the investments we make, play a vital role in unlocking the deeper potential within the sector. “What’s particularly encouraging are the findings in the Industrial Development Corporation’s 2016 Economic Overview which ranked the business confidence in the paper and paper products industry above all other manufacturing sub-sectors.” The sale is subject to regulatory and Competition Commission approval.

MORE ABOUT VALIDUS MEDICAL Validus Medical employs more than 75 people across South Africa. Its factory is located in the Ekandustria industrial area of Bronkhorstspruit. The company operates high speed, fully automated production lines for adult diapers, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, wipes, draw sheets and linen savers. ABOVE LEFT, RIGHT Validus brands of disposable hygiene products include Clemens adult diapers and linen savers, and Bumbies wipes. ABOVE CENTRE, left to right: Folkmar Geyer, managing director at Validus Medical; Dion de Graaf, Chief Operating Officer at The Twinsaver Group and Garth Towell, CEO, The Twinsaver Group.<