ESPOO, Finland, April 10, 2017 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a complete Advantage ThruAir tissue line to First Quality Tissue (FQT) in USA. The new production line is planned to be started-up in the second quarter of 2018 and it will add 70,000 tons of ultra-premium quality tissue to the company's annual production.
The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Valmet has previously delivered three Advantage ThruAir lines to FQT's Anderson mill. They were started up in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
"Once again we have been awarded with the opportunity to continue to support FQT on their expansion plans in the ultra-premium tissue category. The fact that this is the fourth machine shows that we can deliver according to very high expectations and we are excited to continue the very good partnership with FQT ", says Jan Larsson, Director of Tissue Technology Sales, North America at Valmet.
Information about the customer First Quality Tissue
First Quality Tissue is a member company of the privately held First Quality group of companies, headquartered in Great Neck, New York, a leading manufacturer of nondiscretionary consumer products. The company is a market leader that offers a very diversified and full product offering of high quality private label and branded products. FQT is currently operating five tissue machines in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and in Anderson, South Carolina.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.