ANDRITZ acquires machine vision specialist Procemex


International technology group ANDRITZ has acquired the Finnish company Procemex, the global leader in integrated web monitoring and web inspection solutions for the pulp and paper industry.

The acquisition further strengthens ANDRITZ’s automation and digitalization portfolio.

Procemex’s smart camera-based solutions help customers ensure product quality and minimize costly production downtime. With 20 years of industry experience, Procemex has delivered over 1,000 systems to customers worldwide. It has a team of more than 100 vision systems experts and operates from Finland and subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, and the US.

The integration of Procemex solutions complements ANDRITZ’s portfolio of intelligent instruments that enable customer mills to operate more efficiently and more autonomously.

Jarno Nymark, ANDRITZ Executive Board Member responsible for the Pulp & Paper business area, says: “Procemex’s advanced solutions perfectly complement our product portfolio for improving plant operations in the pulp and paper industry. Machine vision systems are a fundamental building block for plant autonomy. We look forward to welcoming the Procemex team to ANDRITZ and working together to provide the best customer support.”

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydropower and Environment & Energy. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 30,000 employees and over 280 locations in more than 80 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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