In particular, Voith has been the exclusive supplier for a remarkable seven consecutive new machines in the past five years. The two new machines will be located at Sun Papers’ new site in Laos, and they are the first of Voith’s new XcelLine paper machine generation for packaging in South East Asia region.
On June 28, 2018, Voith and Sun Paper held a grand signing ceremony for the new paper machine project at Sun Paper’s Laos site. Kurt Yu, President of Voith Paper Asia, and Li Hongxin, Chairman of Sun Paper, signed the contract on behalf of both parties. Under the contract, Voith will supply two new XcelLine paper machines, as well as deliver the comprehensive services throughout the paper machine life cycle. The two paper machines are packaging grade lines designed for a speed of 1,200 m/min and a width of 6.6 m.
With this order, Voith sets a new record in the sales of papermaking equipment in Asia. The order is not only the first packaging machine project in the South East Asian market; it also increases the number of new machines Sun Paper has ordered from Voith to nine lines. In addition, from 2014 to present, Voith is the only supplier for a remarkable total of seven consecutive machines that Sun Paper has purchased – a historic breakthrough.
Voith has partnered with Sun Paper for many years, and this project success is strong evidence of the trustful and beneficial cooperation. As a global leader in the supply of papermaking systems, Voith provides customers with equipment that ensures operational stability and reliability, and additionally, the optimized product portfolio and resource-saving processes help the customer in achieving world-class efficiency, operational excellence and stronger profitability.
As a technology leader and innovation driver in the paper industry, Voith Paper has always taken a leading role. For example, the machine and quality control automation systems in the projects’ scope of supply are applications from the state-of-the-art Papermaking 4.0 systems, which increase productivity, reduce costs and enable visualization, stabilization and optimization in the whole process and operation.