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Voith’s PapermakingAcademy contributes to successful start-up of SCA’s PM 2 in Obbola

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Voith delivered effective commissioning trainings for the November 2022 start-up of the world’s largest kraftliner machine, SCA’s PM 2 in Obbola, Sweden. Thanks to Voith's PapermakingAcademy and comprehensive documentation, the SCA team was optimally prepared for operation of its new state-of-the-art facility.

  • Effective commissioning training provided by the PapermakingAcademy to ensure successful start-up of SCA’s PM 2 in November 2022
  • PapermakingAcademy bundles Voith’s training offerings along the entire life cycle of a plant
  • Customers benefit from in-depth expert know-how and application-oriented training courses

“A key factor to the successful start-up here in Obbola has been the training given to the employees,” says Lisa Lundström Hämälä, Process Engineer at SCA. “Voith prepared extensive training materials, and Voith and SCA together made sure there were several occasions for each training so employees could attend while also running our old, now closed paper machine.”

Voith is a leading provider of comprehensive expert training for the papermaking industry. With the PapermakingAcademy, the company offers target group-specific training programs and courses that cover the entire life cycle of a paper machine and the plant’s components. The PapermakingAcademy enables customers to use and operate their paper machines to their optimal capacity. During commissioning, this results in a faster take-over. At the same time, Voith supports papermakers with in-depth expert knowledge to drive forward efficiency and lift their plants to the next level of performance.

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Training offerings of the PapermakingAcademy cover the entire life cycle of a paper machine
“The new training modules include all sections of the paper machine and cover its entire life cycle,” says Zahida Sakic-Kramer, Director Design Main Sections at Voith Paper, describing an important aspect of the PapermakingAcademy. “This allows us to support customers precisely where and when they need it – and with the help of new, digital tools.”

“With the PapermakingAcademy, we are expanding the previous training offered by the Voith PaperSchool, which primarily covered service-related topics,” adds Stefanie Schmied, Concept Manager Digital Training at Voith Paper. “Voith Paper now offers a comprehensive course catalog – from basic training units on our new machines and commissioning to in-depth, application-oriented expert training of specific service activities.”

The PapermakingAcademy course catalog gives information about all courses, the respective learning objectives and the recommended target groups. This ensures that participants get the maximum benefit from training in homogeneous learning groups and that customers can make use of a comprehensive and unique training offering to educate their personnel in the best possible way.

For further information on the PapermakingAcademy and the current course catalog, please visit: 

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About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.

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