Valmet Oyj's trade press release on January 7, 2020 at 11.00 a.m. EET
Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry. The target is to allow tissue producers and converters to work together more efficiently, and to exchange knowledge and resources for the benefit of their customers.
The partnership combines Valmet's comprehensive tissue making technology and process optimization know-how with Fabio Perini’s strong expertise in complete solutions for converting and packaging machines as well as in the converting process and technology. The two companies’ solid expertise combined with data from tissue mills and converting plants will provide a new dimension to tissue mill optimization.
The collaboration aims at providing an unbroken chain of production data from the tissue machine to the converting line and utilizing artificial intelligence-driven applications in the tissue production process to make the converting operations downstream more efficient. This will bring significant mill-level quality and efficiency improvements for tissue producers and converters.
“Starting from customer needs, Valmet and Fabio Perini are now taking the first steps to develop solutions where innovation goes beyond company borders, covering both tissue production and converting processes. Through collaboration with our common customers we can provide new digital solutions and services to help move tissue mills’ performance forward,” says Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Valmet.
“We believe an open innovation model is a key concept through which companies within tissue business can create different partnerships to make their innovation process more efficient, as well as exchange knowledge and resources. By combining the strengths of our companies, we can facilitate broad innovation and fast adaptation, enable new business and service models and help improve the profitability of companies in the tissue business,” says Oswaldo Cruz Junior, CEO of Körber's Business Area Tissue.
Both Valmet and Fabio Perini have a long history in offering measurement and optimization applications for tissue production. These reliable measurements have provided proven results for their customers.
Information about Fabio Perini
Fabio Perini S.p.A. with the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and Concept X, is specialized in the production of machinery, lines and integrated systems, for the converting and packaging of tissue paper, for a wide range of products: toilet rolls, kitchen towels, industrial rolls. Founded in 1966 at Lucca, the Italian district of tissue production and converting technology, Fabio Perini is a point of reference for its high level of innovation and advanced technology. Fabio Perini S.p.A. is the leading company of the Körber Group’s Business Area Tissue. www.fabioperini.com
For further information, please contact:
Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Valmet, tel. +358 40 764 7512
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.