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Metso to Provide Mill Maintenance to Amcor Packaging
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Helsinki, Finland, 14 July 2011 -- Metso and Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd have executed an agreement for the supply of mill maintenance services for Amcor’s Botany mill B9 board-making line in New South Wales, Australia. The value of the agreement will not be disclosed.

The B9 containerboard production line at the Botany mill will be supplied by Metso, with start up scheduled for mid-2012. This main order for the line was received from Amcor and published in 2008.

With this multi-year mill maintenance agreement, which became effective 12 July 2011, Metso will assume full responsibility for the establishment of maintenance operations, mill maintenance services, and management of improvement projects for the stock and paper production facilities and the mill utilities at the Botany mill.

The Metso mill maintenance model optimizes the use of proactive, condition-based maintenance. It is based on Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance and is designed to ensure the highest possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization.

Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of Amcor Limited. Amcor Limited is a global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of plastic, fiber, metal, and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. It has annual sales of about EUR 9 billion and 35,000 employees worldwide, through more than 300 manufacturing sites it operates in 43 countries.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

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