KPM, the sole supplier of Consistency products for Botnia’s pulp mill in Uruguay.

Kajaani Process Measurements Ltd. (KPM) is the sole supplier of consistency transmitters and sampling devices for Botnia’s Green Field pulp mill in Fray Bentos, Western Uruguay. This remarkable delivery is again a sign of the competitiveness of KPM’s products in large scale projects with high demands for overall performance and cost efficiency of the products.

Botnia’s project is the first major scale pulp mill in Uruguay and the biggest industrial investment in the history of the country. It will boost Uruguay's gross national product by around 1.6 per cent. The project is also the biggest private sector investment implemented by Finnish industry abroad.

The mill will produce one million t/a of eucalyptus pulp and cost approximately US$ 1 billion to build. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of the year 2007. KPM´s delivery is scheduled for August 2006.

The forest industry company Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab - marketing name Botnia - is the second biggest pulp manufacturer in Europe. Botnia’s high quality bleached pulp grades, made from softwood, birch and aspen, are especially suitable for high quality printing and writing paper manufacturing. Botnia is part of Metsäliitto Corporation which is specialized in forestry products. Botnia is owned by Metsäliitto Corparation (53%) and UPM-Kymmene Oyj (47%). Botnia’s existing pulp mills are located in Joutseno, Kaskinen, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski, all in Finland and having several references of KPM’s products prior this delivery. In 2005 Botnia’s turnover was 947 MEur and the number of employees 1600.

Kajaani Process Measurements Ltd. is specialized in developing and supplying consistency transmitters and sampling devices for pulp and paper industry worldwide and has grown in five years to the third biggest supplier in its field of operations. The head office of KPM is located in Kajaani, Finland, where all products are designed and manufactured. The company has subsidiaries in USA and Japan and an extensive distribution network worldwide. The main competitive edge of KPM products are high overall performance, reliability and low cost of ownership.

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