Chinese pulp and paper producer Asia Symbol Jiangsu (Asia Symbol) has selected technology firm Tietoevry to upgrade its operations.

Asia Symbol will make use of TietoEVRY’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution, TIPS Industry Solutions and Services.

The solution is designed for the pulp, paper, fibre, board, tissue, non-woven and packaging industries.

It is intended to drive business transformation and increase operational efficiency and production at Asia Symbol’s mill in Rugao City, Jiangsu Province.

Asia Symbol IT Director and BM13 project manager Pei Jiabin said: “The cooperation with Tietoevry will not only support our daily business management of modern paper machines, but also Tietoevry’s richest industrial practice experience helps us to find out our weaknesses or shortcomings and deficiencies of our current operation management.

“This will help Asia Symbol improve the level of lean management. We hope that the collaboration between the two companies in China could create a great new benchmark.”

Tietoevry specialises in providing Cloud, data and software solutions to enterprise and public-sector customers in more than 90 countries.

The company’s TIPS Industry Solutions and Services is claimed to be one of the leading MES solutions. It is currently used at more than 300 paper mills worldwide.

Part of the RGE Group, Asia Symbol manufactures pulp, boards, uncoated woodfree printing and office paper.

Tietoevry Industry pulp, paper and fibre, sales and marketing head Jarmo Ropponen said: “We are excited about the collaboration with Asia Symbol and the possibility to support their business transformation journey, while we are expanding our presence in China and Asia to better support our local customers.

“Digitalisation, automation and harmonisation of key business processes are our strengths and help the customer to drive growth and success in the competitive market, now and in the future.”