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A record breaking year for Raute's Mecano unit in Russia
Raute's Mecano business unit scored record highs in 2015. This was the largest number of Mecano orders received from a single country within one year. A total of 20 new orders from Russia were made for Mecano's veneer analyzers based on intelligent machine vision and precise moisture analysis technology.
Raute's Mecano unit, located in Kajaani, Northeastern Finland, is specialized in the development, manufacturing and maintenance of smart analyzers. Mecano is strongly focused on product development performed in collaboration with the customer. "Our extensive cooperation with the industry's leading producers, such as UPM Kymmene Wood (press release, published 2014-06-12) and SVEZA Les, has enabled the development of functions that increase the productivity of veneer and plywood manufacturing" explains Jani Roivainen, General Manager of Raute's Mecano business unit. By now, more than 500 Mecano systems have been delivered all over the world. The record high orders to Russia have been installed to existing Raute lines, but also to other makes machinery from Germany, Brazil, Russia and Finland. Are new records expected to be broken during 2016 as well? "Now that the Mecano products are known by all Russian plywood manufacturers - and required I would say - we definitely expect the sales to increase in 2016" illustrates Olga Harju, Raute's Vice President of Sales (Russia and CIS).