Voith Group Automates and Digitizes Paper Mills’ Operations

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By Michael Larner | 2Q 2022 | IN-6502


Voith Supports Paper Mills' Digitalization Plans


Voith Group is an example of a manufacturer of heavy machinery that manages to straddle the world of Industry 4.0. The German firm was founded in 1867 and today offers customers across the paper, oil and gas, raw materials, and automotive sectors both machinery and digital technologies that support efforts to improve quality and productivity. Today the company employs over twenty thousand individuals, across sixty countries, and posted revenues of €4.2 billion in 2020/2021.

In the paper industry, Voith supplies the giant machines that converts pulp and recycled paper into paper products. The company sells digital technologies under the banner Papermaking 4.0. The company supports the efforts of paper facilities, using Voith or a third party’s equipment, to digitize their production processes be that the production of tissues, specialty papers, graphic paper, or board and packaging papers. Customers are seeking to avoid unplanned downtime from paper breaks and optimize their operations and also reduce their use of water, chemicals, energy requirements, …

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