The Automation business line supplies and develops automation and information management systems, applications and services. The main products are Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Quality Control Systems (QCS), and analyzers and measurements.
The Automation business line's customers are mainly companies in pulp, energy, paper and process industries, as well as the marine and gas industries. The most important geographic market is EMEA, and the second largest area in terms of net sales is North America. Almost half of the Automation business consists of services.
Approximately 20 percent of the Automation business line’s net sales are generated when automation is sold as part of Valmet’s process technology project delivery. The remaining 80 percent of the business line’s net sales are generated from solutions and services sold directly to customers.
The Automation business line was formed on April 1, 2015 as a result of the acquisition of Process Automation Systems business from Metso. Automation has been consolidated into Valmet's financials since April 1, 2015.
Valmet's Industrial internet applications and services are built to improve the reliability and performance of customers' processes. The Industrial Internet enabled reliability services consist of online monitoring, predictive diagnostics and data analysis to improve mill and plant efficiency, to help to plan right-timed maintenance and to prevent unplanned shutdowns.
Valmet has established eight Performance Centers that are the customer's channel to all Valmet Industrial Internet applications and services. Customers can contact the Performance Centers and get real-time support from Valmet experts and the customer's processes can also be monitored remotely.
To provide comprehensive Industrial Internet offering to its customers, Valmet is building an Industrial Internet solution ecosystem that brings leading industry players together. The purpose of the ecosystem is to create new value-adding applications and services to pulp, paper and energy industries.
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