ANDRITZ Acquires Machine Vision Specialist Procemex

International technology group ANDRITZ has acquired the Finnish company Procemex, the global leader in integrated web monitoring and web inspection solutions for the pulp and paper industry. The acquisition further strengthens ANDRITZ’s automation and digitalization portfolio.

Procemex’s smart camera-based solutions help customers ensure product quality and minimize costly production downtime. With 20 years of industry experience, Procemex has delivered over 1,000 systems to customers worldwide. It has a team of more than 100 vision systems experts and operates from Finland and subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, and the US.

The integration of Procemex solutions complements ANDRITZ’s portfolio of intelligent instruments that enable customer mills to operate more efficiently and more autonomously.

Jarno Nymark, ANDRITZ Executive Board Member responsible for the Pulp & Paper business area, says: “Procemex’s advanced solutions perfectly complement our product portfolio for improving plant operations in the pulp and paper industry. Machine vision systems are a fundamental building block for plant autonomy. We look forward to welcoming the Procemex team to ANDRITZ and working together to provide the best customer support.”