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The Swedish Pulp and Paper producer, Rottneros, has selected ÅF Pöyry as partner for further efficiency development of their mills in Rottneros and Vallvik, Sweden.

Rottneros have about 300 employees working with development and production of pulp. Rottneros produces pulp at their mills, in Vallvik chemical pulp and in Rottneros, Värmland mechanical pulp. Rottneros also have a third production unit, Rottneros Packaging, producing biobased packages for food, and a company for supplying wood in Latvia.

ÅF Pöyry´s assignment is to deliver and install the newly developed software ’ÅF Pöyry Pulse’ in Rottneros and Vallvik mills. The new software helps to maximize availability, and gives an overview of raw material consumption of industrial processes, and by using that information, increase productivity. The ÅF Pöyry Pulse includes functions also for realtime monitoring, communication and connecting the operation with maintenance. The user can easily oversee production through a modern and user-friendly interface, take actions when needed or identify free production capacity i.e. work more proactively.

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“We are very excited to work with Rottneros and look forward to help streamline Rottneros’ operation and at the same time create possibilities towards Industry 4.0”, says David Andersson, Section manager, Industrial digitalization, ÅF Pöyry.

‘ÅF Pöyry Pulse’ is the modern platform we believe can provide possibilities for our continuous strive towards efficiency and thereby increase our production in an optimal and sustainable way,” says Lennart Eberleh, CEO Rottneros, “It is vital for our company development that our staff have the best possibilities through modern technology in their daily work.”

The key element in ÅF Pöyry Pulse is to combine people and technology. Another part is focusing on future activities.

“To receive full potential with a new software it must attract the user and be user friendly in order to be used in daily work. Many similar solutions focus on historical data, but ÅF Pöyry Pulse also supports future events and with that a more proactive way or working”, says David Andersson.

Through KPI´s such as e.g. OEE and the raw material consumption, ÅF Pöyry Pulse increases the equipment utilization and enables high availability, and increases the uptime of the existing infrastructure.

ÅF Pöyry Pulse tools are planned to be commissioned in Rottneros and Vallvik starting in January 2020.

About Pulse, Click here 

Further information, please contact:

Mikael Fränckel
Head of Business Area Process Industry
Tel: +46 10 505 87 06
E-mail: mikael.franckel@afconsult.com

David Andersson
Section Manager Industrial Digitalization, Process Industries division
Tel: +46 10 505 54 84
E-mail: david.a.andersson@afconsult.com

Mikael Ankerfors
Head of Smart Site Global Solutions, Process Industries division
Tel: +46 10 505 29 80
E-mail: mikael.ankerfors@afconsult.com

ÅF Pöyry is a leading international engineering, design and consultancy company. We create solutions for our clients from a sustainability perspective and based on global trends such as urbanisation and digitalisation. We bring together over 16,000 dedicated experts in the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, all of whom work globally to create sustainable solutions for future generations.

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Rottneros has appointed Peter Sävelin as Mill Director at Vallvik Mill. Peter most recently comes from BillerudKorsnäs, where he held the position as Senior Technology Specialist. He will take office no later than 1 January 2020 and will be part of the Rottneros Group Management Team.

Peter SävelinPeter Sävelin“I am very pleased that Peter will take over as Mill Director at Vallvik Mill. Vallvik has taken a number of decisive steps in recent years when it comes to both capacity growth and safety as well as leader- and employeeship. New production records and a wonderful drive in the organization are clear evidence of the success. I am convinced that Peter will continue to develop the mill to new heights thanks to his strong leadership skills and solid competence”, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros.

“I feel proud and happy but at the same time also humbled by the task. I am looking forward to taking the overall responsibility for Vallvik Mill and getting to know all the employees in the goal-oriented organization. It is also exciting to be part of the management team of a listed company with a clear focus on creating shareholder value combined with high sustainability ambitions”, says Peter Sävelin.

For more information please contact:
Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO, Rottneros AB, +46 (0)270 622 65, lennart.eberleh@rottneros.com

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Rottneros AB (publ) (“Rottneros”) has just announced that it is, through a written procedure, soliciting approval from holders of its notes (the “Noteholders”) with ISIN SE0010297804 (the “Notes”) to waive the distribution restriction in the terms & conditions of the Notes for the purpose of allowing a potential extra dividend payment of SEK 0.70 per share being approx. SEK 107 million in total to Rottneros’ shareholders.

2019 05 04 225725Rottneros has requested that Nordic Trustee & Agency AB (publ), acting in its capacity as agent (the “Agent”) for the Noteholders, initiates a written procedure in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Notes. The purpose of the written procedure is for the Noteholders to grant a waiver in respect of the distribution restrictions in the terms & conditions for the Notes to allow for a potential extra dividend payment of SEK 0.70 per share, being approx. SEK 107 million in total, to Rottneros’ shareholders (the “Request”). The background to the Request can be found in the Notice of Written Procedure and the presentation Supplement to Notice of Written Procedure, which are available on the websites of Rottneros and the Agent (www.rottneros.com, www.nordictrustee.com and www.stamdata.com).

To be eligible to vote in the written procedure, a Noteholder must be registered as a direct registered owner (Sw. direktregistrerad ägare) or as an authorised nominee (Sw. förvaltare) on 23 September 2019 in the debt register (Sw. skuldbok) for the Notes with respect to one or several Notes. The Agent must receive a duly completed voting form no later than 14.00 (CET) on 10 October 2019. The written procedure may be completed in advance if a sufficient quorum and majority of consents to the Request have been received before 10 October 2019.

Provided that the Request is approved by a sufficient quorum and majority and that the shareholders of Rottneros resolve at an extraordinary general meeting of Rottneros that an extra dividend payment to Rottneros’ shareholders shall be made, each Noteholder will obtain a base fee, which will be an amount equal to 0.1 per cent of the nominal amount of each Note held by the relevant Noteholder on 5 November 2019. This date may be brought forward if the written procedure is completed in advance.

Under the same conditions as above, each Noteholder voting in favor of the Request by submitting a valid voting form no later than by 14:00 (CET) on 1 October 2019 will also be eligible to receive an early bird fee in an amount equal to 0.2 per cent of the nominal amount of each Note voted for.

Rottneros expects to announce the result of the written procedure no later than 10 October 2019. Following such announcement, a notice of the outcome of the written procedure will be published on the websites of Rottneros and of the Agent.

Complete information about the written procedure, including how to vote, is set out in the notice to the written procedure, which is available on the websites of Rottneros and of the Agent.

For more information please contact: 
Monica Pasanen, CFO, Rottneros AB, + 46 70 581 40 19
monica.pasanen@rottneros.com 

Rottneros AB (publ) 
Box 144, 826 23 Söderhamn 
+46 (0)270 622 00 
www.rottneros.com 
info@rottneros.com

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:21

Ola Thomasson new Mill Director at Rottneros Mill

Rottneros has appointed Ola Thomasson as Mill Director at Rottneros Mill. Ola most recently comes from Valmet, where he has held the position as Director Global Site Operations Tissue. He will take office no later than January 1, 2020 and will be part of the Rottneros Group Management Team.

2019 05 04 225725“I am very pleased to welcome Ola to the position as Mill Director of Rottneros Mill. His solid experience as a leader and strong career in the pulp and paper industry in various production positions are excellent qualifications to take Rottneros Mill to the next level”, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO Rottneros.

“I am extremely proud and very humble about being offered this role. Rottneros has a very long and interesting history. Thanks to all fantastic employees, Rottneros offers a wide range of products and a very close proximity to the market. It is all the talented people who make a difference every day. Together with the extensive investments made in recent years I see a great future for the mill, not the least as a very modern working place. I look forward to come on board as part of the team”, says Ola Thomasson.

For more information please contact:

Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO, Rottneros AB, +46 (0)270 622 65, lennart.eberleh@rottneros.com 

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:31

Kristin Israelsson leaves Rottneros AB

The Mill Director of Rottneros Mill, Kristin Israelsson, has decided to take up a position outside Rottneros and will therefore leave her position as Mill Director. Kristin has six months' notice and remains in full capacity during this period.

2019 05 04 225725The recruitment of a new Mill Director for Rottneros Mill will begin immediately.

For more information please contact: 
Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO, Rottneros AB, +46 (0)270 622 65, lennart.eberleh@rottneros.com

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Saturday, 04 May 2019 22:59

Rottneros changes clothes after 47 years

Rottneros is now taking another step to meet the future. In conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on May 2 in Sunne, Värmland, the company’s new logo is presented. A symbol that clarifies the company’s focus on climate and environmentally smart products and equality.

”With our new graphic profile, we want to show the forward-looking Rottneros. Now we harvest the fruits of our investments in the facilities, focusing on efficiency and sustainability - both ecologically, socially and economically”, explains Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros AB.

2019 05 04 225725Rottneros was founded in 1887. Over the years, a number of logos have passed by. The existing one has been around for 47 years. In 2018, Rottneros had sales of SEK 2.3 billion with about 300 employees and the operating profit was record high of SEK 295 million.

Products that are smart for the planet

Rottneros has factories for high quality pulp in Rottneros, Värmland, and Vallvik, Hälsingland. Of sustainable and renewable forest raw materials, fibres are produced with specific properties that are demanded worldwide. The pulp is used, for example, for products such as air filters, transformers, tissue and cardboard.

The newcomer in the group is Rottneros Packaging, a newly-started factory in Sunne, which manufactures climate-smart packaging for primarily food. The packaging is made from pure forest raw material and replaces the traditional fossil-based plastic packaging.

”Much of our success depends on our ability to be innovative and develop in step with time. Our corporate culture is based on the fact that we respect everyone, are committed and are professionals. Rottneros can and wants to offer products that are smart for the planet. We also want to clarify this by renewing our logo”, explains Lennart Eberleh.

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Rottneros Packaging moved into new, suitable premises in 2018 and started manufacturing moulded fibre trays in early 2019.

The total investment in the new factory amounts to approximately SEK 45 million and mainly consists of a tailor-made system for preparing pulp and four machines for the manufacture of trays. The latest machine was purchased at the end of March and is put into operation by the end of 2019.

2017 10 20 073424After commissioning and trimming, the capacity in the factory will amount to 50-80 million trays per year, depending on the size of trays produced. The trays are primarily intended for food and as a replacement for disposable plastic articles, but also for electronic products and other components. The products can be manufactured with and without barrier, are made of renewable Swedish forest raw material, and are completely free of PFAS. The products are recyclable as paper packaging.

“It is a very exciting development that has occurred within Rottneros Packaging and based on the demand in the market, we see that the time is right for sustainable products. In parallel with the construction of the factory, we have strengthened the organisation and we are now staffed for production in three-shift and continued development of the business” says Nils Hauri, Chief Innovation Officer.

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Monday, 08 April 2019 21:48

Michael Berggren leaves Rottneros Group

The Mill Director for Vallvik Mill, Michael Berggren, has decided to take up a position outside Rottneros and will therefore leave his position as Mill Director. Michael has six months' notice and will remain in full capacity during this period.

2017 04 26 094503“Vallvik Mill has, under Michael's management, developed rapidly and major efforts are being made to achieve the decided goals”, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros AB. “Vallvik Mill has today a strong and competent organisation and I feel confident that Vallvik Mill will continue to develop on its current path. We begin to see the result of a value-based leadership that in a structured and systematic way works towards improved productivity and higher capacity utilisation. I would like to thank Michael for his efforts for Vallvik Mill and Rottneros and wish him good luck in his continued career. It is rewarding to see Rottneros contribute to the personal development of its staff who are sought after by other companies.”

“It has been very developing and rewarding to have been responsible for the development of Vallvik Mill after major investments have been made”, says Michael Berggren. “It was no easy decision to now accept the assignment to become the mill manager for Aspa Bruk, part of Ahlström-Munksjö, but in the end I made the decision based on personal reasons. I am happy and proud of what we have achieved in Vallvik in the last few years and I will miss all the competent and happy colleagues.”

The recruitment of a new Mill Director for Vallvik Mill will begin immediately.

For further information please contact:
Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO, Rottneros AB, +46 (0)270 622 65, lennart.eberleh@rottneros.com

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 12:00 CET on 8 April 2019.

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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Preem and RenFuel are assessing, in collaboration with Rottneros, the construction of the world’s first lignin plant for biofuels, at the pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn. The plant is expected to produce an annual volume of 25,000-30,000 tonnes of lignin, and will be completed in 2021.  

2017 04 26 094503The collaboration between the companies means that Preem will be the first fuel manufacturer in Sweden to use lignin in its production. Via the company Lignolproduktion AB, which is jointly owned by Preem and RenFuel, the aim is to reach a total annual production capacity of 300,000-500,000 tonnes of lignin, based on the assumption that more plants similar to that in Vallvik are established in the future.  

“Lignin can be refined to create both renewable diesel and renewable petrol, and used in all vehicles. Lignin, like tall oil, will help us phase out fossil fuels to an even greater extent. It is a valuable raw material in our renewable fuel efforts, and is based on by-products from the Swedish forestry industry. It is also available in large volumes,” says Petter Holland, Managing Director of Preem. 

“RenFuel’s lignin oil, Lignol, has considerable climate benefits and is a key factor in achieving Sweden’s goal of the transport sector reducing its fossil emissions by 70 percent between 2010 and 2030. Lignol makes today’s petrol and diesel cars clean vehicles. All current vehicles can run on this type of fuel,” says Sven Löchen, Managing Director of RenFuel, who also considers there to be major export opportunities for this innovation, to countries that, like Sweden, have good access to well-established forestry production. 

Deliveries of samples of lignin from Rottneros’s pulp mill in Vallvik are already being made to Renfuel’s pilot facility, which was established for the production of Lignol with the assistance of the Swedish Energy Agency. The Lignol oil is then taken to Preem’s refineries, where the raw material is processed to make biofuels. 

“Rottneros is keen to contribute to strengthening Sweden's bioeconomy, in which the pulp industry is already a key element. In addition to contributing to the transport sector’s shift to become fossil free, the extraction of lignin also gives us the opportunity to increase our pulp production. This ensures that all parties benefit from the collaboration,” says Ragnar Lundberg, VP Technology at Rottneros. 

In 2017, approximately 9,000,000 cubic metres of fuel were sold in Sweden, of which about 1,900,000 cubic metres were classified as biofuel, according to the Swedish Petroleum and Biofuels Institute (SPBI). About 15 percent of the biofuel was produced in Sweden, with the rest being imported from other countries. 

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    About Preem
    Preem is the largest fuel company in Sweden. Our vision is to lead the transformation into creating a sustainable society. Preem’s two refineries are among the most modern and environmentally-adapted such facilities in Europe, with a total refining capacity of over 18 million cubic metres of unprocessed oil per year. Our operations include production, sales, distribution, trading and product supply. We refine and sell petrol, diesel, heating oil and renewable fuel to companies and individuals in Sweden and Norway. More than 2/3 of the production is exported. We also have a nationwide service network of 570 fuel stations for private and commercial traffic. Preem has over 1,400 employees, of which 950 work at our refineries. Preem achieved a turnover of SEK 69 billion in 2017.

    About RenFuel
    RenFuel is a Swedish bioenergy company that has patented an energy-efficient catalytic process for converting lignin from forestry by-products into the renewable lignin oil Lignol®. RenFuel is a company of scientists, workers and owners with industrial experience, who with comprehensive knowledge of the forestry sector and green chemistry aim to replace fossil fuels with sustainable petrol and diesel.

    About Rottneros
    Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group consists of the parent company Rottneros AB, which is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB, which work with the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has approximately 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 1.9 billion in the 2017 financial year.

  • Contacts

    For more information, please contact:
    Sven Löchen, Managing Director RenFuel, +46 (0)70 680 94 30
    Lennart Eberleh, Managing Director and Group President Rottneros, +46 (0)270 622 65
    Helene Samuelsson, Head of Communications Preem, +46 (0)70 450 12 22

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Rottneros has appointed Kristin Israelsson as mill manager of Rottneros Mill. Kristin most recently comes from BillerudKorsnäs, where she has been for the past 16 years, most recently as sectionhead in the pulp mill of Gruvön. She will take office no later than September 1, 2018 and will be part of the Rottneros Group Management Team.

rott logoAs part of strengthening our organization, I am very pleased to welcome Kristin Israelsson to Rottneros Mill and the Group Management Team. With her solid experience in the pulp and paper industry, Kristin will contribute with her competence, leadership and energy in developing Rottneros to the next level. Agenda 500 is gradually coming to an end. Within its framework, we have successfully implemented major investments in Rottneros Mill to increase capacity, strengthen product quality, and significantly improve our environmental performance. As we are now entering the next phase, Kristin is the right person to lead the mill operations. We will focus even further on optimization and efficiency, at the same time as we have all employees' safety as top priority, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros.

Additional Info

  • About

    Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 1.9 billion in the 2017 financial year.

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO Rottneros AB (publ), +46 270-622 65

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