Honeywell to control Valio ingredients facility

  • November 02, 2011
  • Honeywell Process Solutions
  • News

November 2, 2011 - Honeywell  has been selected by Valio, the largest milk producer in Finland, to provide a production automation system for a new plant producing high-quality, demineralized whey powder at its complex in Lapinlahti, Finland. Demineralized whey powder is increasingly used in products such as baby food and is an ingredient sought after by consumers. The Lapinlahti site is being designed to the strictest hygiene, food safety and energy efficiency standards. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will deploy its Experion Process Knowledge System, unifying process, assets and people in order to boost business agility, and allowing existing Valio process equipment to integrate into the new automation system. The company will also modify the architecture of Valio’s existing Process History Database to provide a richer, more flexible environment for the collection, storage and analysis of process data used in the facility. HPS will also install, test and commission the new equipment. “We’ve enjoyed a successful relationship with Honeywell since 1986, so when it came to selecting a technology supplier for this critical new facility they were the natural choice,” said Antero Ylitalo, project director, Valio. “HPS’ industry experience and intimate knowledge of our business were key factors in our decision. The new process automation system will help us meet increasing global demand for whey-based products and strengthen our competitive position while providing a boost for the local economy.” “The production of whey-based products such as raw material for baby food requires a carefully and rigorously planned and operated production system,” said Orhan Genis, vice president of sales & business development, Honeywell EMEA. “Our solutions will deliver the safety, reliability and efficiency that Valio requires while allowing it to meet stringent quality, traceability, energy efficiency and emissions targets. It’s very much a plant designed for the future.” About Honeywell Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.  

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