uncategorized · 10/24/2016

Neste Jacobs will implement Valio Lapinlahti factory's production optimization expansion with NAPCON Controller

Neste Jacobs
Press Release
24 October 2016 at 9 am (EET)

Neste Jacobs will implement Valio Lapinlahti factory's production optimization expansion with NAPCON Controller 

Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and dairy company Valio have signed a continuation agreement for whey powder production optimization including expansion to milk powder production for Valio Lapinlahti factory in Finland. The purpose of this expansion is to increase product selection and add equipment to the existing optimization application. The expansion of production optimization will be done with APC (Advanced Process Control) technology. This agreement is a continuation for the successful implementation of several NAPCON solutions for dairy industry.

Expansion will be done to the Neste Jacobs' NAPCON Controller solution, which was originally installed to Lapinlahti factory in 2013. It is expected that the expansion of production optimization will significantly increase the production throughput of new products throughout the entire process. Production increase can be achieved without large investments or interruptions in production. In addition, production energy efficiency improves making the investment into NAPCON Controller very profitable.

"Co-operation with a reputable company such as Valio is very rewarding to us and the fact that this is already third NAPCON delivery to Valio is a sign of strong mutual trust", says Jarmo Suominen, CEO of Neste Jacobs. "Our mission is to be the primary choice in process optimization with the help of NAPCON Controller (APC) top level functionality application. This agreement signed with Valio supports perfectly our mission."

"Neste Jacobs delivered NAPCON Controller solution for milk powder production line in our Seinäjoki factory. Our production increased instantly with 10% with improved energy efficiency after installation", says Antero Ylitalo, Production Manager for Valio. "We have achieved constantly good results with Neste Jacobs and co-operation with them has always worked very well".

For more information, please contact:

Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director, Neste Jacobs Oy, tel + 358 50 458 3399
Antero Ylitalo, Production Manager, Valio Oy, tel +358 50 384 0482

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.

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.