11 July 2016, 10:01
On July 7, 2016 Valmet inaugurated its logistics center in the city of Araucária, in Paraná state in Brazil. The center is Valmet's fifth logistics center globally and serves the pulp, paper, fiber board and other industries across South America with spare parts and components produced by Valmet and its local suppliers.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by local authorities, customers and Valmet's management. "This is an important milestone for Valmet in South America and offers a concrete contribution to moving our customers' performance forward," stated Celso Tacla, Area President for South America at Valmet in his inauguration speech.
The new logistics center will help to secure the reliability and efficiency of customers' processes in South America by supplying the required spare parts and components from the same continent, saving on freight costs and cutting delivery times.
"We'll be delivering just-in-time services to our customers, and we will reduce their dependency on spare parts imports. In addition, our customers will not have to invest in inventories, as Valmet is prepared to take care of their inventory management," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President of Services at Valmet.
By securing a presence close to its customers' operations, Valmet's new logistics center in Araucária takes Valmet closer to its vision of becoming the global champion in serving its customers. Valmet's other logistics centers are located in Beloit (USA), Wuzi (China), Sundsvall (Sweden), and Helsinki (Finland).
"We want to deliver the best service experience to our customers worldwide. One part of that is being close and available whenever needed," states Elio Krummenauer, Valmet's Services Director in South America.