Heidenheim, Germany 27 September 2018 -- A new milestone for Voith, another two XcelLine paper machines have been ordered by the company's long-term partner Sun Paper. This order strengthens the partnership between both companies and brings the total number of Voith paper machines supplied to Sun Paper to nine. In particular, Voith has been the exclusive supplier for a remarkable seven consecutive new machines in the past five years. The two new machines will be located at Sun Papers' new site in Laos, and they are the first of Voith's new XcelLine paper machine generation for packaging in South East Asia region.
On June 28, 2018, Voith and Sun Paper held a grand signing ceremony for the new paper machine project at Sun Paper's Laos site. Kurt Yu, President of Voith Paper Asia, and Li Hongxin, Chairman of Sun Paper, signed the contract on behalf of both parties. Under the contract, Voith will supply two new XcelLine paper machines, as well as deliver the comprehensive services throughout the paper machine life cycle. The two paper machines are packaging grade lines designed for a speed of 1,200 m/min and a width of 6.6 m.
With this order, Voith sets a new record in the sales of papermaking equipment in Asia. The order is not only the first packaging machine project in the South East Asian market; it also increases the number of new machines Sun Paper has ordered from Voith to nine lines. In addition, from 2014 to present, Voith is the only supplier for a remarkable total of seven consecutive machines that Sun Paper has purchased - a historic breakthrough.
Voith has partnered with Sun Paper for many years, and this project success is strong evidence of the trustful and beneficial cooperation. As a global leader in the supply of papermaking systems, Voith provides customers with equipment that ensures operational stability and reliability, and additionally, the optimized product portfolio and resource-saving processes help the customer in achieving world-class efficiency, operational excellence and stronger profitability.
As a technology leader and innovation driver in the paper industry, Voith Paper has always taken a leading role. For example, the machine and quality control automation systems in the projects' scope of supply are applications from the state-of-the-art Papermaking 4.0 systems, which increase productivity, reduce costs and enable visualization, stabilization and optimization in the whole process and operation.
About the company
Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. The company's Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness. With its Servolution concept, Voith Paper offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process.
Voith is a global technology group. With its wide range of plants, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 19,000 employees and earns 4.2 billion euros in sales. It has locations in over 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.