Press release
4 Nov 2019, 8:30 CET

BillerudKorsnäs and SKF partner to improve performance of Karlsborg Mill

BillerudKorsnäs and SKF are partnering to reduce maintenance costs and improve production output and sustainability performance at Karlsborg Mill in Kalix, Sweden.

Real time data from a new system with 480 connected condition monitoring points at Karlsborg willl be analyzed at SKF’s Rotating Equipment Performance Center in Gothenburg. Combined with a new, performance-based business model, smarter and faster decisions can be made by the mill’s operators and SKF’s engineers, in order to improve Karlsborg mill’s performance. 

In addition to improved output, these insights, combined with SKFs knowledge of the rotating shaft and lubrication management will help to reduce the mill’s overall consumption of bearings, seals and lubrication fluids. In doing so, SKF is able to support the mill’s ambitions to minimize the environmental impact of its operations, whilst also reducing costs.

-  We are constantly working to improve efficiency in our production together with improvements of stability and safety. This is a step forward for Karlsborg and BillerudKorsnäs, says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO, BillerudKorsnäs.

-  By working together, we enable faster, better decision making by operators, improving output and helping machines perform as they were designed to. By adopting a performance-based business model, we directly align our interests with those of the customer, helping to improve their performance, whilst reducing the unnecessary waste that results from a transactional business model, says Alrik Danielson, President and CEO, SKF.

Karlsborg Mill produces over 300.000 tonnes per year of packaging and kraft paper.

For further information, please contact:
Anna Helsén, Head of Press, BillerudKorsnäs, +46706984858,
Theo Kjellberg, Press Relations, SKF +46 31-337 6576; +46 725-776 576; 

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.