Valmet partners with Kemira in Industrial Internet ecosystem

Finland’s Valmet and chemicals company Kemira have taken a new step in building an Industrial Internet ecosystem by signing a partnership agreement. The aim 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 co-operation 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, VP of product lines and business development at Kemira.

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