Scandinavian Mill Service (SMS) changes name to Metso Mill Service

Published Dec 14, 2007 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Scandinavian Mill Service (SMS), owned by Metso Paper and Metso Automation, will change its name to Metso Mill Service. Metso Mill Service supplies and develops maintenance services for the pulp and paper industry.

This name change brings the operations of SMS under the Metso brand and reflects Metso´s aim to further develop its services business. Metso Mill Service is part of the company's extensive services offering and broadening service network, which support Metso’s overall strategy of profitable growth. The company will continue to offer cost-effective and customer-oriented maintenance services to the pulp and paper industry.

The name change will have no immediate effect on the daily operations of Metso Mill Service. It will become more visible in the first months of 2008 as the new name starts to appear on signage, working clothes, business cards, etc.

Metso Mill Service employs a total of 500 maintenance professionals at 10 locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic. The company has long-term maintenance agreements with Jujo Thermal Oy, Saica Group, Myllykoski Group, Nordic Paper and Mondi Packaging.

Metso Mill Service operates maintenance workshops in Gävle and Husum, Sweden, which offer large scope of maintenance services to nearby pulp and paper mills, and roll maintenance centers in Kauttua, Finland, Zaragoza, Spain, and Steti, Czech Republic that provide roll grinding and scheduled roll maintenance services to local customers.

For further information, please contact: Ari Mankki, Managing Director, Metso Mill Service Tel. +358 40 582 1408,