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Kemira and Valmet partner for the development of industrial internet solutions for pulp and paper industry

ESPOO, Finland (News release) -- Valmet has taken a new, important step in building a leading Industrial Internet ecosystem by signing a partnership agreement with Kemira. The purpose of the agreement is to bring added value to pulp and paper customers by combining the know-how of the two companies in utilizing process data to improve the customers' processes.

In June this year, Valmet announced a similar Industrial Internet ecosystem agreement with Tieto. The target of the ecosystem being built is to bring leading industry players together to provide a comprehensive Industrial Internet offering to pulp, paper and energy customers and to continuously create new value adding applications.

"Through this cooperation and the companies' complementary know-how, customers' production process data can be integrated and optimized for the customers' benefit. This provides superior performance for the customers instead of each actor operating independently," says Jari Almi, Director, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

"Kemira and Valmet are leading suppliers to the industry globally and both companies are also actively developing digital solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the speed, quality, reliability, predictability and performance of our customers' business. With these synergies, it makes great sense to join forces to create value and reshape business collaboration models," says Antti Matula, Vice President of Product Lines and Business Development at Kemira.

Valmet has renewed its Industrial Internet offering which is built on the company's long experience as the process technology, services and automation provider to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Building a strong Industrial Internet ecosystem of key actors serving these industries is an important part of Valmet's aim to bring the leading Industrial Internet services to its customers globally.

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