Valmet AB orders Agilon® automated warehouse solution and overhead cranes from Konecranes

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Agilon is Konecranes' solution for automated material handling which gives customers broad insight into, and quick access to, their materials. The order with Valmet AB in Karlstad, Sweden will give tissue machine production workers easy and safe access to materials around the clock in an energy-efficient and fully traceable way. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2021.

The order includes a 30-meter-long, 5.1-meter-high Agilon system with 2 user access points, and the system will be integrated into Valmet’s Enterprise Resource Planning system. Delivery will take place in December 2021 and includes a full-service agreement with the possibility of Agilon Global Technical Support (GTS) that provides predictive maintenance and 24/7 remote customer service. Valmet also ordered 2 overhead cranes and a runway as part of its warehouse layout renewal.

”We are looking forward to take the step with Konecranes into an automated logistics system that will strengthen our operational efficiency and improve the utilization of floor space. It will also support our work to ensure a safe work environment for our employees as well as improve our competitiveness,” says Malin Kilian, Valmet AB’s Tissue Machine Technology Unit director.

“We are very proud to have been entrusted to boost Valmet AB internal logistics and material handling of all the small items and materials. The collaboration underlines Konecranes' strong commitment to helping customers and industries become more efficient, sustainable and secure through investments in digitization and technology," says Mikael Johansson, Sales Manager at Konecranes Agilon Sweden.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines. In Karlstad, Valmet develops and produces complete tissue machines, rebuilds and services to board and paper mills.

For more information on Agilon, the warehousing automation solution designed especially for maintenance, production and distribution operations and warehouse management, please click here.

Further information:
Timo Husso, Director, Business Line Industry, Konecranes Agilon

Email: [email protected] or phone + 358 40 715 87 65

Joakim Dahlbacka, Sales Engineer, Konecranes Industrial Cranes
Email: [email protected] or phone: +46 701 81 92 24

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,500 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).