Monday, 25 March 2024 08:56

Valmet to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in South America

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Valmet has decided to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in order to better respond to the growing demand of high-performing filter fabrics in both the mining and pulp and paper industries in South America. The value of the new investment will not be disclosed.

“The investment includes the relocation of the current office and manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, new machinery, and improvements in the operations’ energy efficiency and emission reduction. It gives us the necessary assets to further develop sustainable services close to customers,” says Jarkko Syrjälä, Director, Filtration at Valmet.

valmet logo rgbThe new facility will be in operation during the first half of 2025.

“Improved delivery times will strengthen our position in the South American market. The investment will also ensure our capacity for the coming years to deliver filter fabrics that respond to customer needs and provide maximized reliability and optimized performance for their filtration process,” says Felipe Floriani, Services Director, South America, Valmet.

Valmet is one of the leading suppliers of filter fabrics and industrial textiles globally. Valmet’s filtration offering covers filter fabrics and felts for the mining and chemical, pulp and paper, and laundry industries, as well as for the variety of dry filtration applications.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our more than 19,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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