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Europe's largest forest industry company uses Honeywell technology to modernize mill

June 15, 2015
Finnish mill will use HPS technologies to modernize and meet new demands.
Stora Enso Oyj, Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, will begin using Honeywell technologies to modernize one of its key mills and help it meet rising demand for renewable packaging board.  Honeywell's process automation, safety system and manufacturing optimization technologies will all be implemented in the Varkaus, Finland, mill and Honeywell hopes it can help Stora Enso Oyj meet their ambitious new goals. 

“Stora Enso’s business objective is to produce and deliver the highest quality paper and board products in the world, and Honeywell’s portfolio will help them reach this goal safely, reliably and efficiently,” said Ali Raza, vice president, HPS. “We have worked with Stora Enso for about 40 years and I am pleased that Honeywell can help them modernize this facility.”

Key updates to the mill include migrating the plant from its previous control system to Honeywell’s Experion® PKS (Process Knowledge System), all new Experion Process, Machinery and Drives (PMD) controllers, a Uniformance® Process History Database (PHD)Safety Manager and an OptiVision® Manufacturing Execution System (MES).