Espoo, Finland 20 November 2014 -- Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line to ICT Poland. The new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Kostrzyn, Poland and will fit ICT's intention to adopt state of the art technology for their tissue production. The start-up is planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.
The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Valmet has previously delivered three tissue lines to ICT companies in Italy and France. The latest, an Advantage DCT 200+ line, started up at the Montargis mill, France, in July 2011.
"Our team is very pleased and eager to work with Valmet on our machine number three in ICT Poland. We look forward to a real success story from every point of view," says Riccardo Baccelli, Executive Director, ICT.
"We have a long and fruitful relation with ICT and are happy to have been trusted to deliver our fourth tissue line, this time to Poland. We are looking forward working together as a team to make this a successful project," says Jan Erikson, VP Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.
Information about Valmet's delivery
Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine with the latest technology for highest quality consumer tissue. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.
Complete engineering, training, start-up and commissioning are part of the delivery. The delivery will also include an extensive automation package from Metso.
The new line will add 70,000 tons a year of high-quality toilet and towel grades for the European market. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber.
Information about ICT
ICT, established in 1957, entered the tissue business in 1978. Today the company operates nine tissue lines in four European countries; five machines in Italy, one in Spain, two in Poland and one in France. The global production capacity of the ICT group currently amounts to about 470,000 tons per year of toilet, kitchen, facial and napkin tissue, and the total number of employees of the Group is approximately 1,300 persons.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.