uncategorized · 6/19/2017

Neste Jacobs increases Valio Lapinlahti factory's milk powder production by 8% with NAPCON Controller

Neste Jacobs
Press Release
19 June 2017 at 9 am. (EET)

Neste Jacobs increases Valio Lapinlahti factory's milk powder production by 8% with NAPCON Controller 

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs has finished an optimization project of Valio Lapinlahti factory's milk powder production in Finland. The project's purpose was to increase product selection and extend optimization for milk powder. The estimated 8% increase for milk powder production was reached as planned.

The optimization was done with Neste Jacobs' NAPCON Controller solution and the project was implemented as scheduled. The increase in production was achieved without large investments or any interruptions in production. In addition, production energy efficiency improved, making the investment into NAPCON Controller very profitable.

"This was already our third completed NAPCON implementation for Valio and we were happy to continue our fruitful cooperation with them", says Jarmo Suominen, CEO of Neste Jacobs. "Our NAPCON software can be tailored to optimize any process industry production and it has been proven to work in highly regulated oil and petrochemical industries. Therefore it is well suited for food industry as well as other industries."

"We are very satisfied with the production increase enabled by Neste Jacobs' NAPCON Controller solution for our Lapinlahti factory. Cooperation has worked smoothly with Neste Jacobs and they have been very helpful throughout the project. Therefore we have now looked into expanding this project as well", tells Aleksi Ylitalo, Process Expert, Valio Ltd Lapinlahti.

In the past, Neste Jacobs has also increased the whey powder production of Valio Lapinlahti factory by 10% with NAPCON Controller.

More information on Neste Jacobs NAPCON solution from or
Satu Stolt, Marketing and Communications Manager, Neste Jacobs, tel. +358 50 458 9779;
Aleksi Ylitalo, Process Expert, Valio Ltd Lapinlahti, tel +358 50 384 0392

Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, biorefining, biochemicals, biopharma and industrial infrastructure. We have 60 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects as well as maintenance and performance improvement in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to our home market Nordic countries we are looking to grow in the global expanding markets. We employ 1300 professionals globally.

Neste Jacobs' NAPCON offers you a wide range of advanced process automation solutions to enhance your production. The dedicated solutions based on extensive process know-how and modern software engineering fulfil your needs on the areas of Production Optimization, Quality Optimization, Safety, Logistics, Business Optimization, Environment and Big Data.

Valio is a company owned by 18 milk production cooperatives, which refines and markets mainly milk based products. Valio is the biggest milk production company in Finland and receives 85 percent of the milk produced in Finland. The main product groups are fresh dairy products, cheeses, greases, juices, milk powders, demineralized whey powders and large kitchen products.