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Finland Extended and Expanded Patja Service for Metsä-Botnia's Five Pulp Mills

Fujitsu Services Oy

helmikuuta 27, 2007

Europe's second largest pulp producer Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab and IT services provider Fujitsu Services Oy have entered into an agreement on continuing their IT collaboration for the next three years. Along with the renewed agreement Fujitsu's Patja service for Botnia not only continues but also expands.

"Fujitsu bears comprehensive responsibility for the functionality of our IT infrastructure, allowing us to focus on developing solutions together with Fujitsu. In the renewed agreement, we further specified our goals, the service model and service level measuring. Our IT objectives are now more closely aligned with our business goals," says IT Manager Tapio Heikkilä of Botnia.

The Patja service for Botnia covers more than 700 workstations and 60 servers. Fujitsu has been responsible for their maintenance, support services and availability since 2003. Botnia has five pulp mills in Finland.

The Patja service will now be expanded, as from now on Botnia will also be getting server capacity as a service and helpdesk services on 24/7 basis. Pulp mills never rest, which is why it is imperative that IT support be available at all times.

"We extended our service hours, because we want to offer our end-users as disturbance-free and smooth IT services as possible. Our environment is highly critical. If, for example, data connections in the forklifts fail for some reason, we are in trouble in no time," Heikkilä points out.

Botnia's mills are located in different parts of Finland. Intensive and efficient communication between them requires an integrated IT environment.

"We've been happy with Fujitsu's credibility, and our Patja collaboration has already accomplished a lot of positive things in our company. Fujitsu's comprehensive regional organisation has been reliable and capable of providing consistent service throughout the country," Heikkilä says.

Further information:
IT Manager Tapio Heikkilä, Metsä-Botnia, tel. + 358 500 416 060
Sales Manager Riku Pajakko, Fujitsu, tel. + 358 45 7880 9516
Press Contacts: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, tel. +358 45 7880 5624

Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab
(marketing name Botnia) is Europe’s second largest pulp producer. Botnia’s softwood, birch and aspen pulps are ideally suited for the production of high-quality printing and writing papers, packaging boards and tissue. Botnia’s pulp mills are located at Joutseno, Kaskinen, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski. These mills have a total combined production capacity of 2.7 million tonnes a year of ECF and TCF bleached pulp. The company employs around 1,600 people and its net sales for 2006 were more than 1 311,3 million euros.
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Date: 27 helmikuuta, 2007