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PRESS RELEASE 9 Apr 2019

Pöyry awarded with detailed engineering services assignment for a new paper machine

POYRY PLC   Press Release 9 April 2019 18:30 EET

Voith, the world's leading innovator in the paper industry, awarded Pöyry with a services assignment to carry out the detailed engineering design of its XcelLine paper machine supplied to the Gondi Group in Monterrey, Mexico. The services include all engineering disciplines as well as field engineering, and will be completed by mid-2019. The equipment will be installed in Mexico and has an annual production capacity of 400,000 tons.

The XcelLine paper machine offers special technical features that improve final paper quality and reduce power consumption. Its annual production capacity is 400 thousand tons of Testliner-type packaging paper and corrugated core, with weights between 90 and 250 g / m², which will increase the total production capacity of the Gondi Group to 1.1 million tons per year.

"This is a complex project with great challenges. We are glad to keep working with Pöyry on it and continuing our successful long-term partnership" says Hjalmar Fugmann, President of Voith Paper South America.

"This service is a continuation of the co-operation with Voith and Pöyry, and we are pleased to be able to strengthen our operations in Latin America," says Márcia Mastrocola, Pöyry's Director of Industrial Processes for Latin America.

For further information:
GPCom Comunicação Corporativa
Nando Rodrigues -
Murillo Senne -
Giovanna Picillo
Tel.: +55 11 3129-5158

About Grupo Gondi

Grupo Gondi is the leading company in paper and cardboard packaging, with 65 years of experience in the Mexican market. Currently, Grupo Gondi employs over 7,500 people, with 15 converting plants and 6 recycled paper machines in operation for a current paper production of 650,000 tons per year. With the new paper machine at Monterrey, the Group will increase his capacity to over 1 million tons per year.

Gondi's packaging solutions carry products from its clients to more than 190 countries worldwide, supported by certified processes and international regulations, offering high quality products and services to the market, with the support of the Gondi Paper and Packaging Investigation Center (CIPEG, for its initials in Spanish), which on daily basis researches for innovational contributions to the success of its clients.

About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company's continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

About Pöyry

ÅF Pöyry is an international leader within engineering, design and advisory services. We create solutions to support our customers worldwide to act on sustainability as well as the global trends of urbanisation and digitalisation. We are more than 16,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for the next generation.

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