Novimpianti has now been part of the ANDRITZ Group for more than two years. What are the achievements so far?
We already had a very good relationship with ANDRITZ from previous times we had cooperated on projects. The experience had always been positive and laid a strong foundation for Novimpianti to become part of the ANDRITZ Group.
ANDRITZ was looking to create a centre of excellence in Lucca, at the centre of Italy’s “tissue valley” and it was clear that both parties had a strong contribution to make. ANDRITZ has a comprehensive, high-level tissue technology offer, and through its acquisition of Novimpianti, it has added a state-of-the-art tissue technology platform focused on drying, energy saving, ventilation and control. It has since taken the opportunity to develop this technology platform using its resources as a large group and bring it to a wider audience.
And what are the benefits for customers?
Before joining ANDRITZ, Novimpianti had already delivered around 700 air and energy systems in more than 50 countries worldwide, and created a strong reputation for tailored solutions. The customer experience was already very positive. But with the strength, reach and expertise of ANDRITZ, the new entity brings new levels of innovation in the dry end. Customers are offered a superb range of engineered solutions for productivity, quality and sustainability. Customers have the advantages of tailor-made products backed by the power of a big organization, while our combined service organizations create a formidable support network.
Through ANDRITZ Novimpianti, ANDRITZ now has a centre of excellence for conventional tissue in Lucca to complement its TAD hub in Canada. There is also the exceptional pilot facility – The PrimeLineTIAC Innovation and Application Center – which ANDRITZ had completed in Graz, Austria, shortly before ANDRITZ Novimpianti came into being.
It is a place where customers can thoroughly test new products and processes with the full support of expert technicians and with the collaboration of their partners in the value chain. And it has the ability to test both TAD and conventional solutions.
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