Valmet's new Service Center inaugurated in Brazil

Valmet Corporation's press release on March 17, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. EET

Valmet has inaugurated its fourth Service Center in Brazil. The center is located in Imperatriz, in Maranhão state to serve customers in the northern and northeastern parts of Brazil. The opening ceremony of the center was held on March 16, 2016.

"This service center supports Valmet's strategy of being close to customers and growth markets. We can provide significant customer benefits by utilizing our full offering of process technology, automation and services, and by continuously developing our local and remote services," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services at Valmet.

The new service center focuses on serving the pulp, paper, tissue and panelboard industry. The offering includes advanced machinery maintenance, welding, component and equipment reconditioning and manufacturing, as well as on-site maintenance at customer mills. The center also incorporates a consignment stock for selected spare parts and consumables.

"This new service center is one proof of our commitment to move our customers' performance forward. We are now able to serve our customers in Maranhão and also in the other states in the region better than ever before. This strengthens our cooperation especially with Suzano Papel e Celulose mill located in Imperatriz," states Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet.

Valmet's Imperatriz Service Center in Maranhão state in Brazil

The inauguration ceremonies were held on March 16, 2016. From left Elio Krummenauer, Sebastião Madeira, mayor of Imperatriz, Celso Tacla, Jukka Tiitinen

Valmet currently has a network of 100 service locations serving the pulp, paper and energy industries around the world. In addition, Valmet's experts are close to customers also with the help of Industrial Internet and remote connections.

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For further information, please contact:
Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 41 3341 4581
Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services, Valmet, tel. +1 404 433 0937
Elio Krummenauer, Services Director, South America, Valmet, tel. +554199748123

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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