Valmet develops its field services operations – invests in a new digital platform
Valmet Oyj's trade press release on October 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EET
Valmet is investing in a new digital platform to support, streamline and develop its strategically important field services. The global implementation of the new platform will be completed by spring 2020, and it will replace multiple current platforms.
Valmet’s vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers. One step toward the vision is to further improve field services as an important part of Valmet’s customer service, support and local presence. Valmet Field Services offering consists of maintenance and process supporting services, annual shutdowns, and remote assistance.
“The new platform will further improve Valmet’s capability to provide world-class services to our customers by providing workforce transparency and connecting our on-site field service professionals with Valmet Performance Centers through remote connections. This makes delivering desired services at customers’ sites faster and more accurate. It also allows us to better predict and advise services and develop shared maintenance and service roadmaps for our customers’ equipment and processes,” says Anders Öhrblad, Director, Field Services Growth, Valmet.
The investment supports Valmet’s strategy to become a frontrunner in field services
The investment is part of Valmet’s strategic decision to develop its field services through a dedicated program. The focus is on new field services offerings, improved service capacity and availability, developing competencies, and harmonization of processes. Today, Valmet has more than 1,100 field services professionals, an increase of 11 percent in the past year.
The platform will be delivered by ServiceMax, a leading provider of Field Service Execution Software.
“We’re honored to support Valmet’s vision for field service excellence and the strategic importance of service for the company’s asset-intensive customers,” says Neil Barua, CEO of ServiceMax. “Our partnership with Valmet will help not only deliver a world-class industrial field service program, but also provides Valmet’s technicians with the tools to better predict service requirements. The partnership will also help in developing shared maintenance and service roadmaps around customers’ industrial equipment and processes for the long-term.”
For further information, please contact:
Anders Öhrblad, Director, Field Service Growth, Services, Valmet, tel. +46 705 32 85 22
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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.