Valmet assessing the impacts of the fire at the Rautpohja factory in Finland
Valmet Oyj’s press release May 7, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. EEST
A fire broke out at Valmet’s Rautpohja factory in Jyväskylä, Finland, today around 10:40 a.m. EEST. Due to the fire, evacuation of employees was carried out. The fire caused minor injuries to one employee, who received treatment in hospital, but has already been released.
The fire that started at a workshop during a roll test has been now extinguished. The origin of the fire is under investigation.
The impacts of the fire to the factory site, business continuity and customer deliveries will be assessed once the site is safe to enter and full scale of the incident is known.
“We are relieved that our employees were mostly unharmed by this unfortunate fire. We will give psychological support to impacted employees, co-operate with authorities with root-cause investigation and assess the financial impacts and business continuity as soon as it is possible,” says Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper business line, Valmet.
Valmet’s Rautpohja factory in Jyväskylä produces paper and board machines, pulp drying machine wet ends and special components. Valmet employs approximately 1,850 people at the Rautpohja site.
For further information, please contact:
Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 558 6555
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.
We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day.
The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.
Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.