Voith to open roll cover facility in Chile by end of 2016

Heidenheim/São Paulo
Voith Paper Chile’s new roll cover facility is set to be installed alongside the unit that has been operating in the region of Concepción, Chile, since 2006, and is due to enter service in the second half of this year.

When the roll cover facility is fully operational, Voith will be able to provide customers on the South American Pacific coast with the same roll cover technology and quality it had been importing from other units, without the risks that come with transport over long distances. Moreover, the Service Center's proximity to pulp and paper mills will reduce lead times in fulfilling its customers' operating demands.

Voith Paper Chile, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016, is the country's first and only service center to focus on paper machine rolls and equipment. It is capable of offering specialized services, such as: overhauls of all types of rolls and cylinders; mechanical, machining, grinding, and balancing services; as well as a range of engineering solutions for all kinds of pulp and paper machine equipment.

"As it approaches its 10th year of active presence in Chile, Voith Paper once again reasserts the importance of the region to the company by announcing this significant investment. By expanding our Service Center with this new cover facility, Voith Paper will not only be able to provide OEM services, but also original roll cover services", says Cesar Schneider, President of Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems South America.

Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the largest family owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.