Metso signs multi-year agreement to manage mill maintenance at Australian Paper's Maryvale Mill

Metso signs multi-year agreement to manage mill maintenance at Australian 
Paper's Maryvale Mill 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 --  
Metso Corporation's press release on June 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
local time 
The agreement covers maintenance operations for three pulp lines and
five paper
machines 
Metso and Australian Paper have signed a multi-year agreement for
Metso to manage the mill maintenance operations at the Maryvale Mill
in Victoria, Australia. Metso will manage all maintenance systems and
procedures at the mill
and be responsible for optimizing maintenance
costs and developing maintenance
quality. The agreement became
effective on June 1, 2013. The value of the agreement will not be
disclosed. 
The Maryvale Mill has three pulp lines, five papermaking machines, an
elemental
chlorine free bleach plant, pulp lapping machine, finishing
facility and a waste
paper processing plant. The objective of the
agreement with Metso is to achieve
world-class maintenance standards
at the Maryvale Mill. Metso will assist Australian Paper with the
skills development of maintenance staff and employees,
as well as
with improved planning and productivity. Metso's mill
maintenance
model optimizes the use of Total Productive Maintenance
(TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance (Applied
RCM) and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures the highest
possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization. 
"We are pleased to announce Metso will be our Alliance partner to
work with Australian Paper to achieve world-class maintenance," says
Jim Henneberry, CEO,
Australian Paper. "Metso is a world-class
maintenance supplier and original equipment manufacturer to the pulp
and paper industry globally. Their significant worldwide expertise
and professionalism will greatly benefit our
operations at Maryvale." 
"Through common goals, true cooperation and leveraging one another's
strengths I am confident we have the foundation to achieve
sustainable success at the Maryvale Mill. This agreement reinforces
our position and marks another significant milestone in growing our
Services business," says Pierre de Villiers, Vice President, Sales,
Australia and New Zealand, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso. 
Australian Paper is Australia's 
largest manufacturer of fine papers
for print
and office applications and produces high-quality packaging
papers. Australian
Paper employs over 1,400 Australians and supplies
more than 500,000 tonnes of
product within Australia and around the
world. Australian Paper is part of Nippon Paper Group that consists
of approximately 180 affiliates and related
companies. The Maryvale
Mill is Australia's largest integrated fine paper-making and
packaging papers complex, producing more than 500,000 tonnes of paper
every year. 
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services. 
As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve
its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an
independent,
listed company, Valmet Corporation*. 
*Pending Metso EGM approval. 
www.metso.com/pulpandpaper,  www.metso.com/energy 
www.twitter.com/metsopulppaper,  www.twitter.com/metsoenergy 
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability
to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd. 
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For further information, please contact: 
Pierre de Villiers
Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, Pulp, Paper and Power
Metso
tel. +61 417 055 564 
Jukka Koiranen
Director, Mill Maintenance, Services business line, Pulp, Paper
and Power
Metso
tel. +358 40 545 6173 
Jukka Tiitinen
President, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power
Metso
tel. +358 40 740 6178 or +1 404 433 0937
 
 
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