Valmet reaches top result in fiberboard line Defibrator system sales in China

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EET

Valmet has during 2014 increased its fiberboard line Defibrator system market share in China. With a total order value of about EUR 12 million Valmet is now the leading supplier of Defibrator systems in the country.

"Our target has been to become the leading supplier of Defibrator systems in China by the end of 2014, and now we have around 60 percent share of the market. We are really very pleased with what we have achieved during this year", says Aki Niemi, Area President, China, Valmet.

The received orders are a mixture of upgrades and new machinery, and have come both from old and new customers for Valmet. A great deal of efforts has been put into developing the production processes and machines to improve the process results, specially focusing on energy savings and environmental factors.

"A development project is ongoing and we will introduce a new and further improved system on the market very soon. We are grateful for all the orders we've been entrusted with and will keep improving our technology to meet also future demands," says Yutong Feng, Vice President of Pulp and Energy Business Line for Valmet in China.

"But we are not just looking for sales, we are looking for a life-long relationship with our customers in which we can develop and grow together. This is the beginning of our journey", Feng continues.

Information about Valmet's Defibrator system

The Defibrator system is an essential part in a fiberboard line. Valmet's defibrators are known for their reliability and provide high-quality, homogenous fiber material. The material from Valmet's system has a minimum of shives and low fines content, which is a prerequisite for successful fiberboard production.

A recently started up Defibrator system installation at Gaocheng Xinxin Wood Co., Ltd

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Further information, please contact:
Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Business Line, China, Valmet tel. +86 138 0123 1944

Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet tel. +46 70 606 55 47

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

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Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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