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Kvaerner sells business units to Voith.

Kvaerner completed the sale of its pulp and paper recycling and dewatering units to Voith Paper on November 30, 2001. Voith has integrated the unit into Voith Paper Fiber Systems Division. The activities and employees of Kvaerner Pulping a.s., Lier, Norway, have been transferred to voith Paper AS, a new company based in Lier. Christen Gronvold-Hansen, the former group president and chief executive officer of Kvaerner Pulping a.s., has been named general manager. Voith has integrated the operations of Kvaerner Pulp and Paper's recycling and dewatering division, which had offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, and Laval, Quebec, Canada. These offices have become part of Voith Paper Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, and Voith Paper Canada Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec, respectively.

Voith Paper and Kvaerner's fiberline division are continuing to investigate further cooperation.
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Title Annotation:Supplier News
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Feb 1, 2002
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