Amcor Packaging awards Metso Paper maintenance agreement at its Fairfield mill

Published May 10, 2006 09.00.00 +2 GMT

Amcor Packaging has awarded Metso Paper a maintenance agreement at its Fairfield mill in Australia. The agreement was signed on May 1, 2006 for three one-year terms. The Amcor Fairfield mill’s annual production is approximately 130,000 tonnes. The products are recycled and white liner, fluting and high quality plasterboard liner for Australian market and exports.

The scope of services under the agreement covers all maintenance-related activities and services across the entire mill including responsibility for maintenance management and strategies. Also management and procurement of materials and external services will be Metso’s responsibility. To cover the above-mentioned scope Metso Paper has formed an alliance with Skilled Group, Australia’s largest technical workforce provider. Metso as an OEM and service provider has process, automation and maintenance management expertise. Skilled Group offers personnel for both daily maintenance activities and shutdown works. This alliance forms a unique combination of strengths.

Metso Paper offers a wide range of alternatives for production and maintenance support. The solutions are tailored to meet each customer's individual requirements.

Amcor is one of the world's largest packaging companies, offering its customers innovative packaging solutions, reliable service and partnerships. It has annual sales of around AUD 11.0 billion and 224 plants in 36 countries.

Skilled Group is Australia’s leading publicly listed national workforce services company. For more than 40 years Skilled Group has provided service for clients across Australia and New Zealand. It has annual sales of around AUD 830 million.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact: Pasi Lestelin, Vice President, Mill Site Services, Asia-Pacific, Service Business Line, Metso Paper, tel. +66 38 401 100

Ismo Katila, Business Development Manager, Mill Site Services, Service Business Line, Metso Paper, tel. +358 20 482 8715