Neste Jacobs to Deliver the Production Optimization of Valio Whey Powder Factory with NAPCON(r) APC Technology

ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Neste Jacobs Oy Press Release 11 October 2013 at 9.00 a.m. (EET) Neste Jacobs to Deliver the Production Optimization of Valio Whey Powder Factory with NAPCON® APC Technology Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and dairy company Valio have signed a long-term agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the production optimization of Valio Whey Powder Factory with their APC (Advanced Process Control) technology. Neste Jacobs will implement the optimization with their NAPCON® Technology with the target primarily in the manufacturing process of the whey powder production. "We are very happy to serve Valio with the help of our NAPCON® Product Family. NAPCON® was rewarded already back in 2011 with the "Viva Automation" recognition prize and this was actually one of the reasons for Valio to contact us", says Jarmo Suominen, Managing Director of Neste Jacobs. "The agreement with Valio supports Neste Jacobs' vision to be the preferred solution provider for Finnish technology companies and increases the brand awareness of the NAPCON® Product Family." "We considered several APC providers but became convinced of Neste Jacobs' expertise and the great features of the NAPCON® Technology. Therefore, the decision to co-operate with Neste Jacobs was very easy to make", says Antero Ylitalo, Production Manager, Valio Powders. "We are currently planning the implementation of APC technology also in Valio's other production factories and hope that we will be able to continue the good cooperation with Neste Jacobs also in this area." 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 in brief Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals and biotechnology fields. We have more than 50 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 the Nordic countries we are looking to grow in the expanding markets of the Middle East and Russia in particular. We employ some 1.000 professionals globally. www.nestejacobs.com Valio in brief 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. www.valio.fi [HUG#1734939] Source:Neste Oil Corporation