Raute signs a full scope service agreement with Paged Eesti

Raute Corporation has signed a service agreement with Paged Eesti OÜ, Estonia, part of Paged Group, covering full maintenance responsibility of the production machinery including consumables, spare parts, and small upgrades. The maintenance team, 19 persons, of Paged Eesti is transferred to Raute services team.

"We are excited to extend our partnership with Paged Eesti. This agreement aligns with Raute's service strategy, aimed at deepening collaboration with our valued customers.  We are pleased to enter into this agreement, which shows our ability to support the customer in ensuring optimized production of the factory together with life cycle services. These efforts are all geared towards our shared objective of enhancing the overall efficiency of the mill production," says Kurt Bossuyt, EVP Services of Raute.

“The decision to outsource maintenance tasks and partner with Raute was taken with a firm belief in its substantial contribution to our company's technical advancement. Opting for Raute, a renowned leader in the field, signifies a move towards conforming to international standards, a critical aspect for our ongoing growth”, says Arkadiusz Swider, Chairman of the board and CEO of Paged Eesti.  ”This partnership will facilitate the integration of our production processes with Raute’s advanced technology, with a focus on preventative strategies and continual enhancement. I am confident that this collaboration will significantly boost the efficiency of our processes, elevate our production-related metrics, and aid us in collaboratively establishing robust, enduring competencies for the forthcoming years, thereby establishing new industry standards in production and preventive practices”, Swider continues.

Paged Group has a long -term cooperation with Raute using Raute’s equipment in Paged factories in Pisz, Morąg and Parnu and realizing continuously new projects and equipment optimization. Maintenance outsourcing in Parnu plant is, however, a new chapter in cooperation between two companies.

Founded over 90 years ago, Paged is now one of the five largest plywood manufacturers and significant producer of wooden chairs in the European Union. It employs over 2,000 people and has a total of seven production facilities in Poland and Estonia. It offers innovative solutions and products that are used in a wide range of industries such as interior design and furnishings, construction, transport and packaging in nearly eighty markets worldwide. As of 2019, Paged develops and implements technological and product innovations based on the unique competences of its own research and development centre Paged LabTech. The Paged companies Paged Pisz, Paged Morąg, Paged Eesti, Paged Trade, Paged Meble, Paged LabTech, Paged Deutschland and BUK Ltd. are part of the Thumos Group, a private, Polish industrial and investment consortium. More information about the company can be found at www.sklejkapaged.pl/en/

The new Raute Services team members together with Raute and Paged Eesti representatives.

Arkadiusz Swider, Chairman of the board and CEO of Paged Eesti (left) and Kurt Bossuyt, EVP Services of Raute briefing the new Raute Services team in the info session for the transferring personnel.

Customers and partners: Mr. Kurt Bossuyt, EVP Services of Raute, tel. +358 40 1290755
Media and investors: Mr. Mika Saariaho, President and CEO, tel. +358 40 1549393