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

S-A 2020 EN.PNG

Market environment

  • Service growth driven by demand for more efficient operations, environmental considerations and growing trend of mill maintenance outsourcing 
  • Cyclical process technology project business driven by large pulp mill investments. Continuous opportunities in pulp mill rebuilds and upgrades
  • Opportunities in tissue, and occasionally in board, with new lines and rebuilds. 
  • Consolidation in Pulp and Tissue customers

Valmet's position

  • Valmet has a strong position and installed base in pulp mills and services
  • Continued strong competition from regional players expected in Pulp and Energy as well as from Andritz in large new pulp mills
  • Local presence important, especially in Brazil due to customs duties 
  • Target market size: EUR 1.1-2.1 billion
  • Net sales 2020: EUR 0.6 billion (16% of Valmet's total net sales)
  • Employees: 542
(source: Valmet's Annual Review 2020)


Valmet in South America

Valmet in South America

Updated; Feb 25, 2021