Metso and UPM to continue mill maintenance agreement at UPM Plattling mill in Germany

Published 7/2/2013, 10:00 AM EET

Metso and UPM have agreed to continue their mill maintenance outsourcing agreement at the UPM Plattling mill in Bavaria, Germany. Metso will provide maintenance systems and procedures and be responsible for optimizing maintenance costs and developing technical availability at the mill. The agreement, covering three paper production lines, will be effective as of July 1, 2013. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Metso has been responsible for the mill maintenance of Plattling mill’s paper machine No. 1 since 2007 and of paper machines No. 10 and No. 11 since 2011. The new multiyear agreement will cover mill maintenance operations for these three paper production lines.

Metso’s mill maintenance model optimizes the use of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance (Applied RCM) and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures the highest possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization.

The UPM Plattling mill produces 780,000 tonnes of light weight coated and supercalendered papers annually.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval.,,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact:

Jukka Koiranen, Director, Maintenance Outsourcing, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 40 545 6173

Robert Mohr, Vice President, Sales, Northern Central Europe, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +49 173 3080 534