Valmet's roll service center extension strengthens service capabilities close to customers in Europe

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on February 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has expanded its roll maintenance operations with the latest technology equipment for rubber and composite roll covers in Karlstad, Sweden. This investment particularly strengthens Valmet's service capabilities close to its customers in Scandinavia, while also supporting Valmet's roll service offering to customers throughout Europe. The extended roll service center started operating at the end of 2016.

In addition to Sweden, Valmet has three other European roll service centers, providing both roll maintenance and roll covers. The other centers are located in Finland, France and the UK.

"Now we also have the capacity in Scandinavia to handle even the biggest rolls. We invest in supporting our customers at the mills by bringing roll cover production closer to them. Our customers can get all the covers they need for all the positions they want from us," says Anders Nilsson, Senior Workshop Manager at Valmet.

The increased roll cover capacity is also visible in shortened delivery times for Valmet's European customers. 

Valmet's Karlstad location, the roll service center on the left in the middle

Roll service agreements aligned to customer needs

"Valmet has a strong position in Scandinavia in roll maintenance service agreements, and we believe that now the additional possibility to offer roll covers close to our customers further strengthens our position. A Valmet service agreement gives customers tailor-made and cost-effective solutions for rolls. Customers' roll maintenance costs can be reduced significantly and higher machine reliability and improved process performance achieved with on-time maintenance and the right choice of roll covers. Our agreements are always aligned to the customer's needs," says Mikael Nyman, Director, Service Operations Scandinavia at Valmet.

By bringing services closer to customers and finding the right solutions together with the customer, Valmet realizes its new services approach, Shared Journey Forward.

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For further information, please contact:

Mikael Nyman, Director, Service Operations Scandinavia, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 13 78

Anders Nilsson, Senior Manager, Workshop Operation Karlstad, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 14 04

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 2016 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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