Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity?
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward every day.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet’s net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.1 billion. Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in located Espoo, Finland at Keilasatama 5, 02150 ESPOO.
Q: Tell us about your organization. What do you do?
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Valmet’s objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
We focus on delivering technology and services globally to industries that use bio-based raw materials. Our mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable results.
Our product and service portfolio consist of productivity-enhancing services, plant upgrades and rebuilds, new cost-efficient equipment and solutions.
Q: What stage of development are you? Choose one:
Commercial stage – have mature products or services on the market.
Q: What do your technologies, products or services do and accomplish – how does it (they) work, who is it (they) aimed for?
Valmet has developed a family of sustainable and cost-effective processes for conversion of renewable biomass into valuable biofuels and biomaterials. This creates opportunities for our customers to grow their business and increase profitability while reducing carbon footprint.
Q: Competitively, what gives your technology, product or service set an edge in cost
or performance, sustainability, or any other aspect, that makes it stand out from the crowd, In short, what makes it transformative?
Valmet has been supplying product and services in the pulp and paper industry for a long time and thus has acquired the expertise in biomass handling and conversion from the small scale to large commercial applications. We have offices and manufacturing facilities everywhere by being a worldwide supplier.
Q: What are some of the top milestones you have accomplished in the past 3 years?
We have sold commercial scale plants for biomass pretreatment to ethanol and black pellets in Europe.
Q: What are some of the top milestones you will accomplish in the next 3 years?
Expand our commercial scale sales for both pretreatment and black pellets. Expand our commercial scale lignin production plant sales in the pulping industry.
Q. Where can I learn more about Valmet?