Valmet partners with KROENERT to elevate quality management and automation solutions for coating and laminating customers

Jan 9, 2024

Valmet has entered into a partnership with KROENERT, an industry leader in coating and laminating solutions based in Germany.

Valmet and Kroenert project teams are at Kroenert's Technology Center Pilot Line

(Valmet and Kroenert project teams are at Kroenert's Technology Center Pilot Line)

In this collaboration, Valmet will supply its quality management solutions such as Valmet IQ Scanner, IQ Moisturizer into KROENERT’s coating and laminating lines, enabling data analysis, optimization of production conditions, and close-loop control for KROENERT’s machines. 

In addition, the partnership will include co-development and exploration of innovation opportunities in automation solution and machine technology, as well as data management and digitalization solutions. The aim is to deliver future-proof solutions that enable coating and laminating customers to achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity.

The partnership empowers coating and laminating customers to gain an innovative, integrated portfolio of coating line machines and cutting-edge automation systems. By leveraging the strengths and solid expertise of both companies, the goal is to enable the customers to optimize the process runnability, improve production efficiency, and elevate the end-product quality.

 “We are very much looking forward to working with KROENERT professionals to be able to offer a comprehensive solution for coating and laminating customers. This partnership marks an important step for Valmet’s automation systems to further expand the footprint and provide unmatched value to paper converting customers and drive their performance forward.” says Mikko Talonen, Director, Quality Management Solutions, Automation Systems, Valmet.

“Valmet and KROENERT’s competences have already been combined in the market, driven by customers looking for the best performance in coating as well as quality management solutions. Our partnership provides the next level of customer focused, integrated production optimization. With Valmet equipment available in our Technology Center, we can deepen our knowledge and furnish proven concepts. ” says Markus Waterkamp, Managing Director, KROENERT.


Information about KROENERT

KROENERT has more than 120 years of experience with coating solutions, is a market and technology leader and has successfully completed thousands of projects. KROENERT manufactures innovative, reliable coating and laminating solutions for web-like materials such as paper, foil, film, cardboard and non-woven. The product range includes customized production and laboratory lines.


For further information, please contact: 

Mikko Talonen, Director, Quality Management Solutions, Automation Systems, Valmet

Tuomas Ruusu, Business Manager, Quality Management Solutions, Automation Systems, Valmet