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Tieto to renew and digitalize Shandong Sun Paper’s business processes

12 February 2019

Shandong Sun Paper in China, part of the Shandong Sun Holdings Group, has selected Tieto to modernize their business systems and enable digitalization. The business renewal is based on Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS) for pulp and paper industry. The new solutions enable better production planning and optimisation to gain significant production efficiency improvements both in costs and material.

The first phase includes TIPS Production Planning and Trim Solutions implementation for Sun Paper’s 7 mills and 14 paper machine lines with the needed ERP integrations. The parties have also agreed to expand the collaboration for wider use of the TIPS MES, Manufacturing Execution System.

Sun Paper

Lina Li and Jarmo Ropponen are shaking hands after signing the contract. 

“Digitalization and automation of our key processes increase efficiency and help us to compete in the tough paper market. Modernization of the systems improves our readiness to serve our customers and meet their demanding needs. Our company is one of the fastest growing paper companies in the world and we are regularly investing in environmental protection and this aspect has been taken into account in planning of the on-going business renewal,” says Lina Li, Vice Chairman of Shandong Sun Holdings Group.

“We are very pleased to establish a long-term partnership with fast growing Sun Paper and to support their business renewal. The new agreement is a very important step in Pulp & Paper industry China market expansion and strategy execution,” summarize Carsten Henke, Head of Pulp and Paper Industry, Tieto.

Tieto’s integrated TIPS solution is optimized for the pulp, paper, board, tissue and flat sheet industries utilizing the industry-proven best functions for both MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). It seamlessly integrates planning, business operations and production processes i.e. order to cash, and it’s the #1 solution worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Carsten Henke, Head of Production Excellence, Pulp & Paper Industry, Tieto
mobile +49 1605 3176 39,

Jarmo Ropponen, Head of Sales and Marketing, Production Excellence, Pulp & Paper Industry, Tieto
mobile +358 40 7499 732,

Dr. Lina Li, vice Chairman of Shandong Sun Holdings Group,
phone +86 (0)537 7928711,

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

Shandong Sun Holdings Group, founded in 1982, is a leading cross-national papermaking group integrating timberland pulping and paper making. Headquartered in Yanzhou District, Jining City of Shandong Province. Shandong Sun Paper engages in such business areas as investment, papermaking and hotel and has the following subsidiaries: Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock (stock code: 002078), International Paper & Sun Cartonboard, Shandong International Paper Sun Paperboard, Shandong International & Sun Food Packaging Material, and Sun Plaza International Hotel. To date, Shandong Sun Paper has RMB29.2 billion total assets and more than 10,000 employees, ranking the 306th among China's top 500 enterprises. It is a leader in Chinese papermaking industry and a top 50 papermaking company in the world. Shandong Sun Paper has six major product lines, namely premium coated packaging paperboard, high-class art paper, high-class cultural and office paper, specialty fiber dissolving pulp, household paper, and industrial paper. Harmony and win-win development for enterprise, environment and society is the consistent pursuit of all Sun Paper people. Going forward, Shandong Sun Paper will continue to take the path of green development and accelerate the adjustment of strategic structure and corporate transformation and upgrade, with the aim to become a sustainable and respectable world-class conglomerate.

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