Valmet and UPM have signed an extension of the existing maintenance operations agreement for UPM’s Platting mill in Germany, for an additional three years. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.
‘Since the start-up of the Valmet-delivered paper machine PM1 in 2007, Valmet’s maintenance team has been present at the site, providing outsourced maintenance operations services. Thanks to the extraordinary performance of the entire maintenance team during the years and the corona crisis, upcoming challenges have been mastered exceptionally well to this day. The maintenance team adapts quickly and professionally to changes, and, thus, actively contributes to good results. It was a logical choice to extend the agreement and team collaboration with Valmet,’ says Sebastian Loewenberg, General Manager, UPM Plattling.
‘The extension of the agreement is the best acknowledgement for the achievements reached together at the site over the years. We will continue to support the mill in reaching their goals by bringing efficiency, availability and profitability to the best possible level during the coming years,’ says Yrjö Ylitalo, Director, EMEA Mill Maintenance Operations, Valmet.
In addition to the daily presence at the site, Valmet’s maintenance development and outsourcing services offering allows the customer an access to Valmet’s global network of technology and process experts 24 hours a day through Valmet Performance Centers and various industrial internet applications.
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The agreement includes maintenance development and outsourcing services, such as daily maintenance, development of the maintenance processes and adjustments according to the customer’s expectations and agreed targets for PM1 and PM11.
UPMdelivers renewable and responsible solutions and innovates for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM employs 18,000 people worldwide and the company’s annual sales are approximately EUR 8.6 billion.
UPM Plattling is located in Bavaria, Germany, about 135 kilometres from Munich. Founded in 1982, the mill employs nearly 480 people and produces coated and uncoated magazine papers with a capacity of 615,000 t/a.