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Metsä Board and Tieto deepen their partnership – Tieto to deliver TIPS MES to Metsä Board’s Husum mill

29 April 2015

The world’s leading paperboard producer Metsä Board has chosen Tieto to deliver a complete manufacturing execution system (MES) to its mill in Husum, Sweden.

Tieto is a strong player in the board and paper industry: Tieto has installed more than 220 manufacturing execution systems worldwide. Tieto’s TIPS is the leading manufacturing execution system covering sales, logistics and production management for the pulp, paper, board and tissue industries. It integrates business, planning and production processes in real time.

The new contract continues a successful partnership between Tieto and Metsä Board. Tieto has already delivered TIPS MES to Metsä’s other mills in the Nordics. Implementing TIPS MES in Husum will help Metsä Board to harmonize and integrate workflows and processes globally. The new solution leads to more cost-efficient maintenance and support, and Metsä Board will benefit from having parallel key performance indicators across all mills.

“Tieto knows the industry and our company well. We are pleased to continue this partnership by integrating all our mills into the same system, which will help us provide a more harmonized system environment and way to operate,” says Börje Wiklund, IT Manager at Husum mill.

“This deal further enhances our relationship with Metsä Board and shows the true business value that the digitalisation of processes can bring to the board industry. We are pleased that Metsä Board has shown continued confidence in our cutting-edge TIPS products. We know how to run projects together, and we have an established governance model in place with MES,” says Mats Lidström, Tieto Customer Manager.

For further information, please contact:

Mats Lidström, Customer Manager, Tieto, +46 (0)70 590 59 37, mats.lidstrom[at]

Börje Wiklund, IT Manager, Metsä Group, +46 663 18470, borje.wiklund[at]

Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full-life-cycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision, and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage our customers in finding new ways of accelerating their businesses.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13,000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. 

Metsä Board is a European producer of folding boxboard and white fresh forest fibre linerboard. Metsä Board offers its customers high-performance paperboards for consumer and retail packaging and the graphics industry. The company sales network serves brand owners, packaging manufacturers, printers and merchants. Metsä Board is part of the Metsä Group, and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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