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Valmet inaugurates new logistics center in Brazil

Valmet Oyj's press release on July 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

On July 7, 2016 Valmet inaugurated its logistics center in the city of Araucária, in Paraná state in Brazil. The center is Valmet's fifth logistics center globally and serves the pulp, paper, fiber board and other industries across South America with spare parts and components produced by Valmet and its local suppliers.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by local authorities, customers and Valmet's management. "This is an important milestone for Valmet in South America and offers a concrete contribution to moving our customers' performance forward," stated Celso Tacla, Area President for South America at Valmet in his inauguration speech.

The new logistics center will help to secure the reliability and efficiency of customers' processes in South America by supplying the required spare parts and components from the same continent, saving on freight costs and cutting delivery times.

"We'll be delivering just-in-time services to our customers, and we will reduce their dependency on spare parts imports. In addition, our customers will not have to invest in inventories, as Valmet is prepared to take care of their inventory management," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President of Services at Valmet.

By securing a presence close to its customers' operations, Valmet's new logistics center in Araucária takes Valmet closer to its vision of becoming the global champion in serving its customers. Valmet's other logistics centers are located in Beloit (USA), Wuzi (China), Sundsvall (Sweden), and Helsinki (Finland).

"We want to deliver the best service experience to our customers worldwide. One part of that is being close and available whenever needed," states Elio Krummenauer, Valmet's Services Director in South America.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by local authorities, customers and Valmet's management. From left Marcos Ozório, Vice-Director of Codar, Celso Tacla South America Area President, Valmet, Marcelo Lupparia Vice President, Abimaq,  Rui Souza Araucária Vice Mayor, and Elio Krummenauer Services Director, Valmet.

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For further information, please contact:

Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 41 3341 4581

Elio Krummenauer, Services Director, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 41 9974 8123

Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 40 740 6178

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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