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Ahlstrom-Munksjö selects TietoEVRY as digital business renewal partner

21 February 2020

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has extended its collaboration with TietoEVRY. Driving further digital enabled business modernization in over 40 plants and converting units globally, the renewal is based on Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS), and also includes related application and platform services.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers worldwide. The agreement with TietoEVRY covers the building, global roll-outs and maintenance of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s business critical MES (Manufacturing Execution System), including related application and platform services.

The new TietoEVRY’s TIPS system digitizes and automates Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s key business processes and improves internal agility. TIPS provides real-time data and full transparency to all mill operations, improving both efficiency and profitability. Digitalization also enhances customer experience and enables new business models and digital business.

“Ahlstrom-Munksjö will introduce renewed business processes and modern systems to create a strong foundation to operate its global business effectively and strengthen the customer experience. This new, stronger platform will greatly benefit Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s way of doing business by utilizing the data and the opportunities for further digitalization," says Kristiina Lammila, CIO at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. "Creating a strong business platform is a key enabler in our growth strategy implementation. In our multi-year journey Ahlstrom-Munksjö needs strong partners. TietoEVRY is now selected to be our MES technology provider and MES implementation partner. With this decision Ahlstrom-Munksjö trusts TietoEVRY to be the best partner for us in MES area and we are excited to start this journey together.”

”Ahlstrom-Munksjö is enabling new business models and digitalization from customer interaction to all the way to the mill via more agile planning, fiber and other raw material traceability, efficiency in the operations while providing flexibility for the company arrangements. We are proud to be part of this journey and support our long-term customer in their global business transformation and growth. Our business platform guarantees transparency to the whole full value chain and supports innovativeness in building of new business opportunities,” says Carsten Henke, Head of Production Excellence, Forest at TietoEVRY. 

TietoEVRY’s TIPS solution is optimised for the pulp, paper, board, tissue, non-woven, packaging and flat sheet industries utilising industry-proven best practices. It is the leading MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and has already been installed in over 250 paper mills worldwide.

For more information, please contact:

Carsten Henke, Head of Production Excellence, Forest at TietoEVRY
mobile + 49 1605 3176 39, carsten.henke@tietoevry.com

Kristiina Lammila, CIO, Ahlstrom-Munksjö
Tel. + 358 10 888 4290, kristiina.lammila@ahlstrom-munksjo.com

TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs. www.tietoevry.com

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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