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Bellmer Vaahto awarded major rebuild of Stora Enso Heinola Fluting Machine
Bellmer Vaahto has won a major order from Stora Enso Heinola Fluting machine PM1. The major equipment of the rebuild is new TurboPress press section and revamping of dryer section including runnability components for web stabilizing and partly new hood. The installation, training and start-up services are essential part of the delivery. The investment covers major part of Stora Enso´s recently announced to 28 MEUR capital expenditure for the mill.
Heinola Fluting Mill produces semi-chemical fluting which is used as a raw material in the corrugated board industry. The SC fluting (semi-chemical fluting) has been developed especially for demanding circumstances and tough requirements. Packing and transporting fruit and vegetables, other food products, electronics and products that need heavy duty packaging are just a few examples.
Heinola Fluting Mill has produced high-quality fluting since 1961. Nowadays, there are 175 employees at the mill. Heinola Fluting Mill is an integrated pulp and board mill with annual production capacity of 300 000 tons of fluting. Majority of the production is exported. The investment increases annual output and improves product quality.
Heinola Fluting Mill is centrally located in the city of Heinola, about an hour and a half drive from Helsinki and 34 kilometres northeast of Lahti. Bellmer Vaahto Paper Machinery Oy´s workshop and service center is located in Hollola only 45 km apart from Heinola. Bellmer Vaahto is 100 % owned daughter company of German Gebr. Bellmer GmbH, which has headquarters and main production facilities in Niefern (Baden-Württemberg).
The rebuild will be executed in the second quarter of 2018.