Valmet is the world's leading supplier of paper and board machines and related process control. Valmet develops and makes paper machines for printing, writing and specialty papers, as well as tissue and board machines, in six production units in Finland, Sweden, the USA and China. The company also produces pulp drying lines and stock preparation equipment.
A top priority of Valmet is to help its pulp and paper industry customers become winners in their own businesses. Valmet's continuous investments in research and development will ensure it maintains its leading position in technology, market share and profitability well into the next millennium. The latest investments in research centers include pilot machines in Jyväskylä (printing papers), Järvenpää (coating technology), Karlstad (tissue) and Inkeroinen (board). Valmet has continued to expand its global marketing and service network. In addition to its current market areas. It is strengthening its position in Asia and South America, where paper consumption is growing fast.