Valmet will deliver Valmet DNA Integrated Operations to Kemira Chemicals’ Äetsä plant in Sastamala, Finland. The target is to increase usage efficiency through automation.
The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The solution is planned to be integrated in the second quarter of 2022.
"Ordering and scheduling function of the Valmet DNA Integrated Operations will increase the efficiency of our truck loading and unloading operations as logistics companies will know their exact timeslot for loading and unloading. In addition, communications will be easier as up-to-date information on truck loading and unloading schedules is automatically shared between all parties", says Jaakko Rautalahti, Site Manager at Kemira Chemicals Äetsä.
“I am happy that Kemira Chemicals selected Valmet DNA Integrated Operations to complement their already existing Valmet DNA automation solution. It will help Kemira Chemicals to serve its customers even better", says Mikko Haapaniemi, Product Manager, Process Industry Automation, Valmet.
With the implementation of Valmet DNA Integrated Operations, Kemira Chemicals will have an automated scheduling system, verification process of orders, visualization of incoming and outgoing loads, as well as reporting, analytical data, and high security measures to increase efficiency of the loading bays for both Kemira Chemicals and the logistics companies.
Valmet DNA Integrated Operations is a solution for terminal, plant and mill management and energy or chemical distribution information management. It covers resource and transfer management, transfer tracking and end point monitoring. It enables run-out time forecasts and automatic orders, load scheduling and permissions, reporting, production planning, process optimization and an interface to ERP systems. With automated and flexible tools, it is possible to optimize sourcing and order planning as well as plan energy distribution efficiently, saving time and costs. Communications between various parties in the supply chain is easy.
About the customer Kemira Chemicals
Kemira Chemicals is a subsidiary of Kemira group. Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. It provides the best suited products and expertise to improve its customers’ product quality, as well as process and resource efficiency. The company’s focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and 5,000 employees.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 3.9 billion. Our more than 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward – every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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