Metso expanding its maintenance business with Myllykoski’s Plattling mill in Germany

Published July 7, 2010 09.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Mill Service Plattling GmbH, belonging to Metso Corporation, and Myllykoski’s MD Plattling mill have signed a frame agreement for the maintenance operations at MD Plattling paper mill in Plattling, Germany. The multi-year agreement will become effective as of January 1, 2011.

According to the frame agreement, MD Plattling will outsource the maintenance of their light-weight coated paper making lines PM 10 and PM 11 to Metso. The mill’s maintenance personnel, amounting to approx. 70 persons, will start working for Metso Mill Service Plattling GmbH.

Metso Mill Service Plattling GmbH already is responsible for the maintenance of the SC-paper line PM 1, belonging to Plattling Papier, an alliance partner of Myllykoski. PM 1 had its start-up in December 2007 and is located at the same mill site as MD Plattling. The considerable extension of Metso’s maintenance responsibility at the Plattling mill site is a sign of the customer’s trust in Metso and its maintenance concept.

“The choice of the partner was made based on the proven and fair cooperation and the positive experiences we have had”, says Caius Murtola, General Manager of Plattling. For Metso, the agreement with MD Plattling is a very important maintenance outsourcing reference and a milestone in developing the service business, one of the cornerstones of the company’s strategy.

MD Plattling is a company of the Myllykoski Group. Plattling Papier is part of Myllykoski’s alliance partner Rhein Papier GmbH. Myllykoski is a family-owned international paper group with manufacturing in Finland, Germany and the United States. Myllykoski is among the largest publication paper producers in the world, operating seven paper mills with a total annual capacity of close to 3 million tonnes and employing 2,700 people.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact: Jouni Iikkanen, Managing Director, Metso Mill Service Plattling GmbH Phone: +49 172 6280 180