Mill targets maintenance

Australian Paper has forged a partnership with company Metso to improve its maintenance operations.

The company is expected to help the Maryvale Mill move from a reactive maintenance model to a preventative one.

“Metso is a world class maintenance and original equipment manufacturer supplier to the pulp and paper industry globally,” Australian Paper chief executive Jim Henneberry said.

“Metso will assist Australian Paper with greater development for our maintenance staff and employees as well as improved planning and productivity resulting from the Alliance implementation.”

Mr Henneberry said the company would consult with all employees over the decision.