Synthomer Finland Oy and Maintpartner have signed an agreement on the maintenance of Synthomer's Oulu plant. The agreement is a continuation of the partnership started in early 2009, where Maintpartner is fully responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the plant and its development. The new agreement is valid until the end of 2020.
Synthomer manufactures latex in Oulu for the needs of the paper industry. Reliable and safe operation in the chemical industry is very important. Maintpartner started developing maintenance in 2009 by renovating the plant's maintenance system and by making criticality classification of the process-based equipment portfolio and a preventive maintenance program accordingly.
"With this agreement, we want to ensure the continuity of our maintenance. Planned maintenance with scheduled maintenance operations is an essential success factor in the chemical process industry. Maintpartner has pledged to engage in its continuous development, "says Ismo Hourula, Plant Manager, Synthomer Finland Oy.
"We are very pleased to continue as a partner for Synthomer," says Hannu Leskelä, President, Service Agreements at Maintpartner. "In the new contract period, we will continue to focus on planning, communication and cooperation between maintenance and production to achieve the best results. Safety matters are still strongly at the center."
Synthomer employs some 30 people in Oulu. From Maintpartner, there are 4-5 people involved in the maintenance operations, and a few people in the project management of various investment projects, according to the situation.
The value of the agreement is not disclosed.
Jussi Uusitalo, Service Manager, Maintpartner
Hannu Leskelä, President, Service Agreements, Maintpartner
Maintpartner is a leading industrial operation and maintenance company in Northern Europe and the leading actor in the energy sector in the Nordic countries. We help our customers improve the productivity of their production facilities and minimize process disruptions. In addition to long-term operation and maintenance agreements we offer development, installation and engineering services. Our digital solutions represent the best-in-class development in the field.
Maintpartner Group employs approximately 1,900 people. Our net sales in 2016 amounted to some EUR 160 million. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. More information at www.maintpartner.com.