Valmet signs Value-Added Reseller agreement with RR Projects in Ireland

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on February 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has signed a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partnership agreement for power and process industry automation with RR Projects in Tullamore, Ireland, to go into effect immediately. Together, the two companies will be targeting Irish process industries in the utility sector, particularly power and water.

Valmet will benefit from the capabilities of RR Projects to provide full sales and technical service for automation in Ireland, while Valmet's advanced services and automation solutions will improve the reliability and performance of the processes of RR Project's customers, enabling them to utilize raw materials and energy more effectively.

"We are extremely pleased that Valmet has joined with us in forming a strategic VAR agreement for the power and process industry automation market in Ireland. It means that our offering to our customers and the wider Irish market will be greatly enhanced. I am looking forward to a successful business relationship with Valmet and a prosperous future," says Patrick Cassidy, Business Manager, RR Projects.

Skills and expertise combined for top customer outcomes

Building on their strong position in the Irish market and large installed base in the utility sector, RR Projects is now diversifying into the automation market to complement their existing offerings. RR Projects sees automation as a growth industry in Ireland and hopes to capture new projects being planned.

The two companies expect the combination of RR Projects' contacts and influence, together with Valmet's DNA platform, to widen their customer base in the Irish control marketplace.

"We see Ireland as a good opportunity for growth. It has some very interesting prospects coming up in the next few years, and we look forward to working on them together with RR Projects," says Kari S. Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet.

"We are also hoping to benefit from RR Projects turbine capabilities by offering turbine control system replacements on both gas and steam turbines in Ireland. Valmet has done this successfully across a number of existing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)," says Darren Smith, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet. 

Information about RR Projects

RR Projects provides quality single-source solutions for electrical and mechanical installation and precision pipework manufacture and installation for the power, oil and gas, food, and life science industries. RR Projects look forward to streamlining operations and improving accountability as they work closely with Valmet.

From left to right: Darren Smith, Sales Manager, Valmet; Neil Buckland, Sales Director, Valmet; Nigel Reams Managing Director, RRP and Patrick Cassidy, Business Manager, RRP

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For further information, please contact:
Darren Smith, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet. Tel. +44 7471 350356

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.

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