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Valmet to Acquire Brazilian Wood Handling Equipment Company, Demuth

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Demuth is a Brazilian company specializing in wood handling solutions for the pulp industry. The company operates two manufacturing facilities in southern Brazil in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

Dec. 22, 2023 – Valmet on December 21 entered into an agreement to acquire Demuth, a Brazilian company specializing in wood handling solutions for the pulp industry. This acquisition will strengthen Valmet’s wood handling technology offering and services presence in South America.

The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

The acquisition is subject to relevant competition authority approvals and is estimated to be completed during the second or third quarter of 2024.

Demuth is a family-owned company established in 1981. The company operates two manufacturing facilities in southern Brazil in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The net sales of Demuth is around EUR 20-30 million annually and the company employs around 300-400 people.

Demuth comprises of companies “Demuth Máquinas” and “Estruturas Metálicas Demuth”.

“The acquisition of Demuth is strongly linked to Valmet’s strategy to deliver competitive and reliable technologies, services and automation for the pulp, paper and energy industries,” said Sami Riekkola, Business Line President, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

“Pulp business is growing in South America, both with new greenfield investments and upgrades of the existing mills. By joining Demuth offering and production capabilities with Valmet,?we can strengthen our position as a wood handling supplier in the pulp mill segment in South America,” Riekkola explained.

Fredo Demuth, Founder of Demuth, commented, “Over these decades Demuth has built a strong product portfolio and grown into a trusted provider of wood handling technology and services in Brazil. Now it has come the time to take the next step in developing this business and I see Valmet to be a good home to continue the growth.”

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

SOURCE: Valmet

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