Valmet and Fabio Perini
Industrial ecosystem partnership to provide digital solutions for tissue production and converting

07.01.2020 Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an industrial internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry. The target is to allow tissue producers and converters to work together more efficiently, and to exchange knowledge and resources for the benefit of their customers.

Valmet and Fabio Perini have signed an industrial internet ecosystem partnership.
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Valmet and Fabio Perini have signed an industrial internet ecosystem partnership.

The partnership combines Valmet's comprehensive tissue making technology and process optimisation know-how with Fabio Perini’s strong expertise in complete solutions for converting and packaging machines as well as in the converting process and technology. The two companies’ solid expertise combined with data from tissue mills and converting plants is expected to provide a new dimension to tissue mill optimisation.

Unbroken chain of production data

The collaboration aims at providing an unbroken chain of production data from the tissue machine to the converting line and utilising artificial intelligence-driven applications in the tissue production process to make the converting operations downstream more efficient. This will bring significant mill-level quality and efficiency improvements for tissue producers and converters.

“Starting from customer needs, Valmet and Fabio Perini are now taking the first steps to develop solutions where innovation goes beyond company borders, covering both tissue production and converting processes. Through collaboration with our common customers we can provide new digital solutions and services to help move tissue mills’ performance forward,” says Jari Almi, VP, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

Open innovation model

“We believe an open innovation model is a key concept through which companies within tissue business can create different partnerships to make their innovation process more efficient, as well as exchange knowledge and resources. By combining the strengths of our companies, we can facilitate broad innovation and fast adaptation, enable new business and service models and help improve the profitability of companies in the tissue business,” says Oswaldo Cruz Junior, CEO of Körber's Business Area Tissue.

Both Valmet and Fabio Perini have a long history in offering measurement and optimisation applications for tissue production. These reliable measurements have provided proven results for their customers.