Efficient, digital, sustainable

    Rebuilds or optimizations? Voith offers you the right solution with decades of experience in the paper industry and expertise in rebuilding all kinds of paper machines – from major rebuilds to the optimization of individual process steps.


    Rebuild rather than new investment

      With our rebuild solutions, we offer you attractive alternatives for increasing the profitability and competitiveness of existing machines. A rebuild can achieve the same objectives as a brand-new machine – without major new investment.

      What we offer:

      Expert support with customised delivery volumes
      Innovative components, technologies and digital service concepts
      Appropriate packages for spare and wear parts

      Your journey to a successful rebuild

        1. Advice

        We advise our customers with our decades of experience in the paper industry and expertise in rebuilding all kinds of paper machines.
        For a rebuild, we focus on our customers’ ROI.

        2. Definition

        We use the latest technologies, such as 3D scans, to come up with the ideal offer.

        3. Execution

        Our expert teams support the execution phase with professional project management in order to achieve the agreed project targets.
        Once the rebuild is complete and up and running, we stay in contact with our customers and focus on the achievement of further targets.

        Rebuild project to the highest standards of technology at Niederauer Mühle

          The comprehensive rebuild of PM 2 at Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH results in paper of the highest quality and made the production process more resource-friendly. This achievement was also made possible by the strong synergies between the Voith and Toscotec teams.

          Peter Czoski, Plant Manager at Niederauer Mühle GmbH
          Since the startup of the PM 2, we have achieved a very good quality level with excellent processing properties, which mirrors the response of our customers.
          Peter Czoski, Plant Manager at Niederauer Mühle GmbH
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          Successful conversion and start-up of Papresa's PM 5

            In March 2021, Papresa, the leading southern European manufacturer of newsprint, commissioned Voith with the resource-efficient grade conversion of PM 5 from newsprint to testliner and corrugating medium at its Rentería mill in Spain. In March 2022, one year after the order was placed, the PM 5 successfully went into operation and will henceforth enable significantly more efficient and sustainable production of packaging papers.

            Rebuild Papresa PM 5
            Voith's expertise and many years of close cooperation have paid off – both the conversion and the start-up went smoothly and to our full satisfaction.
            Miguel Sánchez, President and CEO of Papresa
            All details about the start-up Read about the project commissioning

            Well positioned for Varel rebuild

              The Varel paper mill is increasing the web width on the pope roller, making use of Voith’s extensive expertise. The Voith team will increase the widths of the first dryer group, the existing headboxes, the wire and press sections and the Fourdrinier wire. Innovative technologies allow total output to be increased by 15 per cent and energy costs to be reduced.

              Our decision to go with Voith out of several conceivable rebuild solutions paid off. The cooperative and excellent rebuild planning ensured that the rebuild was completed on time.
              Ulrich Lange, Managing Director of Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH

              Two major rebuilds for Roermond

                Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, Netherlands has already relied on Voith's expertise several times. In 2016, Voith replaced the press section, dryer section and size application unit on the PM 1. Following this successful rebuild, Smurfit Kappa again entrusted Voith in 2018 with the rebuild of the entire forming section into an innovative DuoFormer CBh concept and the installation a new MasterJet Pro headbox for PM 1.

                Smurfit Kappa again commissioned Voith in 2018 to rebuild the entire forming section into an innovative DuoFormer CBh concept
                Once again, the decision for Voith proved to be the right one. We had a great ramp-up curve from stock on wire to saleable quality within only one day after the rebuild.
                Wouter Lap, Managing Director, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier
                Read the press release about the rebuilds
                Find more information about the DuoFormer CBH concept

                Individual optimization

                  There is no minimum or maximum scope for our optimization solutions – we are guided entirely by your needs and requirements. Our aim is always efficient and resource-saving papermaking for our customers.

                  What we offer:

                  Individual project offerings for your optimization
                  Increased efficiency through adjustment to market requirements
                  Quality assurance for stock preparation, paper machines and winders

                  Benefits for you

                    1. Voith expertise

                    Our expert knowledge is based on 150 years of experience as the paper industry’s leading plant provider. We have the experience required to carry out optimizations as quickly as possible, restricting downtime to a minimum.

                    2. Assured quality

                    Products that exceed your expectations. We work to ensure optimal performance and safe operation of process line equipment, systems and machine sections.

                    3. Next-level service

                    We offer our customers access to expert support at any time and from any location. This means fast availability, individual service solutions and the use of our extensive knowledge.

                    Fitting product solutions for your needs

                      Everything from a single, reliable source. Individual optimizations from Voith allow you to improve your competitiveness, increase your flexibility, reduce downtimes and web breaks, and increase efficiency. Discover our unique product and service portfolio.



                      With its new product DuoShake Digital Generation, Voith is taking the next step on its journey to Papermaking 4.0. A paper mill in the United States that produces recycled linerboard wanted to optimize the sheet strength and basis weight of its product while maximising machine speed.

                      With the application of DuoShake DG, the mill has seen the following improvements:

                      • A boost in machine speed, which means increased production
                      • Enhanced sheet stability
                      • Improved availability and serviceability
                      • Overall better sheet appearance
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                      CleanLine Extract4D

                      CleanLine Extract4D

                      A mill in the midwest producing corrugated medium frequently shut down production to clean its dryer fabrics. These dirty fabrics and cleaning shutdowns drastically reduced the monthly output and increased the energy consumption.

                      With CleanLine Extract4D installed, the mill noted these key results: 

                      • Eliminated biweekly manual cleaning
                      • Realized chemical savings
                      • Improved safety
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                      This partial optimization plays a key role in the rebuild for Papierfabrik August Koehler SE.

                      Reliable and short threading processes are achieved with the fully automated PrevoSystem.

                      • Higher runability and productivity
                      • Increased safety for operating personnel
                      • Reduced production loss after a restart of the paper machine
                      Link to the press release


                      As full-line supplier for the entire papermaking process, Voith assumes comprehensive responsibility for building a new paper machine for the Obbola paper mill in Umeå, Sweden.

                      Voith’s technology is a crucial factor here.

                      • Significant capacity increase with higher production speeds
                      • Better winding results by avoiding winding defects
                      • Reduced mechanical stress on the winder minimises maintenance requirements
                      Link to the press release

                      Your contact at Voith

                        Our worldwide network offers you a wide range of tailored services, individual offerings and innovative products with highly qualified experts on-site.

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