Kalmar Service for Pulp Mill
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a performance-based service contract with Metsä Fibre covering their Kemi pulp mill in north-western Finland. The agreement was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q2 order intake and will come into effect at the beginning of Q4 2019.
Metsä Fibre produces pulp, sawn timber and other bio-products for growing markets and is part of the Finnish forest industry business, Metsä Group. The company’s Kemi pulp mill on Finland’s north-west coast produces over 600,000t of pulp per year and employs approximately 250 people. The equipment fleet at Kemi already includes a variety of different Kalmar equipment, including log stackers and forklift trucks.
The cooperation agreement with Metsä Fibre includes the provision of equipment, operators, and operations management and maintenance services.
Tomi Seppä, vice president of the Metsä Group Kemi Mills said, “We have been partnering with Kalmar for almost a decade and are pleased to be able to extend our collaboration with them. We are looking forward to improving the efficiency of our operations with expert support from Kalmar’s dedicated team.”
Santtu Tanskanen, director of Solution Sales North Europe at Kalmar said, “Metsä Fibre was looking for a reliable partner who could meet all their requirements and help them drive continuous improvement in their operations at Kemi. We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Metsä Fibre and look forward to supporting their operations at the Kemi mill.”