Metso Paper GmbH and Metso PaperChem GmbH have combined their operations

Published Feb 07, 2003 09.37.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper GmbH in Pfungstadt and Metso PaperChem GmbH in Oberhaching have combined their operations as of January 1, 2003. This unification will enable Metso Paper Inc., to enhance its presence in Pfungstadt as the leading supplier of pulp and papermaking technology.

Combining Metso Paper and Metso PaperChem means a single source can reply to all needs related to papermaking, and to technologies concerning chemical and water management systems.

The main activities within the chemical management systems are in coating color preparation and recovery, pigment makedown, wet end and DIP chemical handling, size preparation and supply systems. The water management systems cover treatment of white water, effluent and fresh water as well Zero Discharge systems.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

Pekka Palovaara Metso Paper GmbH President Contact information: Metso Paper GmbH Ostendstraße 1 D-64319 Pfungstadt Tel.: +49 6157 9455 0 Fax: +49 6157 9455 80

Martti Myrttinen Metso Paper GmbH Senior Sales Manager Office Munich Metso Paper GmbH Grünwalder Weg 28 b D-82041 Oberhaching Tel. +49 89 613 853 0 Fax. +49 89 613 853 53 Mobile +49 172 89 10564