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Valmet Service Center Inaugurated in Brazil

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Valmet, Finland, has inaugurated its fourth Service Center in Brazil. The center is located in Imperatriz, in Maranhão state, to serve customers in the northern and northeastern parts of Brazil. The opening ceremony of the center was held on March 16.

"This service center supports Valmet's strategy of being close to customers and growth markets. We can provide significant customer benefits by utilizing our full offering of process technology, automation and services, and by continuously developing our local and remote services," said Jukka Tiitinen, president of Valmet Business Line Services.
The new service center focuses on serving the tissue, pulp, paper, and panelboard industry. The offering includes advanced machinery maintenance, welding, component and equipment reconditioning and manufacturing, as well as on-site maintenance at customer mills. The center also incorporates a consignment stock for selected spare parts and consumables.

"This new service center is one proof of our commitment to move our customers' performance forward. We are now able to serve our customers in Maranhão and also in the other states in the region better than ever before. This strengthens our cooperation especially with the Suzano Papel e Celulose mill located in Imperatriz," noted Celso Tacla, area president, Valmet, South America.


At inauguration ceremonies on March 16, 2016, were (l-r) Elio Krummenauer, Sebastião Madeira, mayor of Imperatriz, Celso Tacla, and Jukka Tiitinen.
Valmet currently has a network of 100 service locations serving the pulp, paper, and energy industries around the world. In addition, the company’s experts are close to customers with the help of industrial Internet and remote connections.


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