March 2, 2017
Metsä Wood and Quant have signed a partnership agreement
On March 1st Metsä Wood and Quant have signed a partnership agreement regarding the two Punkaharju mills in Finland. The mill maintenance will transfer to Quant on April 1st 2017. Metsä Wood’s maintenance staff, 38 people, will be transferred and continue as Quant employees.
The partnership will support both companies’ strategies and the target is to, in close co-operation, enhance the safety culture and increase production and cost efficiency of maintenance at Metsä Wood’s mills.
“Maintenance is developing in the direction in which Quant as a specialized maintenance company is capable of developing operations more effectively than Metsä Wood focusing on the wood products industry. System development and internet of things require special know-how and investments, which an external actor can resource. With this partnership we are primarily looking to increased productivity,” says Metsä Wood’s Executive Vice President Esa Kaikkonen.
“We are proud of the confidence Metsä Wood has shown when selecting Quant as their maintenance partner” says Olof Sand, CEO of Quant, and continues: “This partnership confirms our position as a global market leader in maintenance. Metsä Wood’s profile and requirements fit very well with Quant’s value proposition and toolbox. For more than 25 years we have consistently achieved our customers’ targets and maximized the return on their production assets. Maintenance is a people business and our employees are the most important asset for us to succeed in the market. We wish all new colleagues warmly welcome to Quant”.
In the following step the partners will finalize the Suolahti plywood factory’s partnership agreement. Maintenance at Suolahti will according to plan be transferred to Quant this autumn. In the case of maintenance at the Estonian plywood mill and Äänekoski veneer mill the partnership will begin at the startup of those new production units.
For more information, please contact:
Operations Manager Pekka Ruutu, Quant Finland and Baltics
Tel: +358 50 540 5697
Quant is a global leader in industrial maintenance. For over 25 years, we have been realizing the full potential of maintenance for our customers. From embedding superior safety practices and building a true maintenance culture, to optimizing maintenance cost and improving plant performance, our people make the difference. We are passionate about maintenance and proud of ensuring we achieve our customers’ goals in the most professional way.