Service agreement for plywood mill targets maintenance

Pulp & Paper Canada
February 25, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Raute and SVEZA Group have signed a two-year service agreement concerning SVEZA's Perm Plywood Mill in Russia. The service agreement entitles Raute to play a key role in technical, technological audits and maintenance of the mill's RauteSmart peeling line, RauteSelect drying line and RauteSmart patching line as well as provide stock of critical spare parts for this equipment through its Russian subsidiary.

Raute’s head office is located in Nastola, Finland. Its other production plants are in the Vancouver area, in the Shanghai area of China, and in Kajaani, Finland.

Raute will play a significant role in developing the maintenance system and procedures. This is expected to result in growth of the overall equipment efficiency and increased focus on preventive maintenance. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“We see this service agreement as an important step in transforming maintenance and repair processes in SVEZA. It opens new opportunities for both SVEZA and Raute in the future collaboration and development of relations beyond conventional installation and modernization of equipment where we all have a long history. We have high expectations of this service program and are looking forward to expanding successful experience to other mills of our group,” said Ivan Glinkin, operations development director at SVEZA Group.

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