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South America

In this section you can find information on Valmet's operations in South America, such as key figures and an overview of the market environment and position.

Key figures

South America key figures 2018

Market environment

  • Services growth potential in new pulp lines, agreement-based business and service solutions for more efficient customer operations
  • Cyclical process technology business driven by large pulp mill investments
  • Project oppor tunities in tissue and board with new lines and rebuilds
  • Challenging economic situation in several countries, including Brazil and Argentina, negatively affecting growth in Latin American market

Valmet's position

  • Valmet has a strong position and installed base in pulp mills and services
  • Local presence important, especially in Brazil due to customs duties 
  • Continued strong competition from regional players expected in energy as well as from Andritz for large new pulp mills
  • Target market size: EUR 1.5 billion 
(source: Valmet's Annual Review 2016)

Valmet in South America

Valmet in South America

Updated; Feb 7, 2019