The new service center will provide maintenance and spare parts warehouse services locally to Raute’s customers. In the first stage, it will serve more than ten plywood mills within a radius of 400 kilometers, Raute Group said.
The Finnish holding offering services and technology for the wood industry is present in Russia since 2005, when it opened its first offices in St Petersburg.
“Raute’s strategy is to establish local service points close to its customers in order to be able to offer fast local service utilizing global knowhow – global presence, local service. The demand for technology services has increased strongly in recent years, which is why Raute Service LLC moved into larger and more professional premises in the beginning of 2017 in order to have more office and warehouse space. 2018 was a year of extensive service growth and this trend looks set to continue in 2019 and 2020,” says Tapani Kiiski, President and CEO, Raute Corporation.
Raute’s full-service concept includes comprehensive technology services ranging from spare parts deliveries to regular maintenance and equipment modernizations, as well as consulting, training, reconditioned machinery and digital services.
Raute’s Finnish units include the head office and main production unit in Nastola, Lahti and production and development unit specializing in machine vision and moisture analyzing technology in Kajaani. The company also has production units in Canada, China, and the U.S.