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Tieto Integrated Paper Solution to support the execution of Suominen’s growth strategy

21 October 2015

Suominen, a global supplier of nonwovens for wiping, medical and hygiene products, has made an agreement on strategic IT partnership with Tieto. The four-year agreement with one year option and significant value covers the building and maintenance of Suominen’s business applications and platform services. The partnership supports the execution of Suominen’s growth strategy.

Tieto is providing Suominen with a full stack solution, including new ERP and MES systems, based on the standard SAP and TIPS integrated solution with new capabilities and hosting from the Tieto cloud. The investment provides new business capabilities for Suominen’s information driven supply chain and production excellence, including e.g. functions for demand management, sales management, centralized planning, production management, reporting and analytics.

“We have the target to be an innovative and agile game changer in our industry, and we seek to achieve significant growth through product leadership. We want to utilize efficiently our global presence in a harmonized way and strive for excellence in all actions. We had a tight schedule to build a basis for growth and renewal, and Tieto supported us in an excellent way in the planning phase,” says Timo Rautakorpi, CIO at Suominen.

“Tieto has created an integrated paper industry solution based on SAP and its own TIPS product family for the global market. This agreement proves our solution’s attractiveness. This is also a showcase for our transformation knowledge in process industry. We are very proud of the trust shown by Suominen,” says Henrik Reims, head of Forest Industry at Tieto.

For more information, please contact:

Timo Rautakorpi, CIO, Suominen, tel. +1 860 205 1022, email: timo.rautakorpi[at]suominencorp.com

Henrik Reims, VP, Forest Industry, Tieto, tel. +358 40 515 5719, email: henrik.reims[at]tieto.com

Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle 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 its customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business.

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. www.tieto.com

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens – wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs, for instance – bring added value to the daily life of both consumers and professionals worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. The company employs approximately 600 people in Europe and in the Americas. The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange. http://www.suominen.fi/en/

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