SOMAS receives biggest order to date from BillerudKorsnäs
SOMAS, based in Säffle have closed a deal with BillerudKorsnäs involving hand-, control, on/off and check valves. The valves will be used in a new carton-machine (KM7) which is set to be built at BillerudKorsnäs facility “Gruvön” in Grums. This is the largest order in regard to the number of separate valves and means that continuous deliveries will be made for a full year starting in the fall of 2017.
SOMAS CEO Peter Hägg explains:
“ This is an important order for SOMAS. BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön is a client that we have worked with for a long time and the fact that this cooperative relationship continues with an order this big, feels truly special. It once again shows that our customers have a tremendous amount of faith in our products and that we still strive for the highest possible quality in everything we do,”
SOMAS develops, manufactures and markets valves made of stainless acid-proof steel for costumers all over the world. The valves are used as control and on/off-valves in the pulp and paper-industry as well as many other business areas. The family-owned company was founded in Säffle in 1945 where its main offices and production facility are still based with 160 employees. Production of valves happens in a state-of-the-art facility where 75% of sales are made to foreign businesses and exported outside of Sweden.
Peter Hägg continues:
“The order is the largest to date for SOMAS in terms of the number of valves requested. This proves that our continued efforts in product-development, quality and production-equipment are attracting both old and new clients alike.”
BillerudKorsnäs are investing 5,7 billion SEK into the production-facility Gruvön. This investment will be put into a new carton-machine due to the increased demand for environmentally sound packaging for food and beverages around the world. The machine will have the capacity to produce 550 000 tons of carton / year and will in turn be the biggest machine in the world of its kind.
Production within the KM7 is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2019.