Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Raute Corporation has received orders worth over EUR 21 million for the machinery and equipment for the expansion of UPM Plywood’s mill in Chudovo, Russia. The scope of delivery includes the main machinery and equipment of the plywood manufacturing process: veneer peeling, drying, composing and patching lines, and also plywood lay-up, pressing and overlaying lines. The deal also includes machine vision and moisture analyzers. The deliveries will take place during the autumn 2018 and production with the new lines will start during the year 2019. The machinery and equipment will be manufactured at Raute’s Nastola and Kajaani plants.
Raute’s strong expertise concerning the entire production process of plywood manufacturing, and especially its critical parts, can be seen in the scope of the delivery. The previous deliveries successfully completed by Raute to UPM Plywood’s various mills and other reference deliveries had an influence when selecting the supplier.
UPM Plywood is the leading plywood manufacturer in Europe with production, in addition to Finland, in Estonia and Russia. The machinery and equipment ordered from Raute are a part of the Chudovo mill investment program, through which the annual capacity of the mill will be increased up to 155,000 cubic meters.
The present new order has no impact on Raute’s outlook for 2017, but it will strengthen the order book for 2018. Raute’s net sales will grow clearly and operating profit will improve clearly over the levels of 2016.