Voith's BTG, Kuantum Papers launch 'Neev' program designed to support Kuantum mill's digitalization strategy with Industry 4.0 tools, in effort to lay foundation for IT-OT convergence; BTG to implement dataPARC, its data visualization, management software

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July 5, 2023 (press release) –

BTG and Kuantum Papers Ltd , India have announced the start-up of an innovative program designed to support Kuantum Paper's digitalization journey with Industry 4.0 tools as well as leading Pulp & Paper expertise and services. Named Project "Neev" (which means "foundation" in Hindi), the goal is to set the foundation for IT-OT convergence. The BTG approach includes the implementation of dataPARC, BTG's leading data visualization and management software. dataPARC is a user-friendly tool which enables historizing and retrieval of data from multiple data sources as well as visualizing critical information - all in real-time. Software features and functionalities include dashboards, center lining, statistical tools, downtime analysis, consumption reporting, smart alarms and many other features. Combined with the rich process expertise of BTG resources, dataPARC will be a cornerstone of the IT-OT convergence planned by Kuantum Papers . BTG will also assist Kuantum in providing data analysis for various unit operations across the mill site to prioritize advanced control initiatives with a focus on improving quality and optimizing costs.

BTG Group is a multinational provider of integrated, highly specialized process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry. Kuantum Papers Ltd is a leading fully integrated wood and agro-based paper manufacturer in India .

Recently the Board also approved the Capex Projects for modernization of paper plant & pulp mill and Environment & Sustainability initiatives at a Proposed Cost of Rs. 285 Crores .

The paper industry has an enormous influence on the growth of the nation's economy, India is the world's 15th largest paper producer. In terms of consumption, India has emerged as the fastest-growing market. India's Paper industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.63 percent by 2028.

One of India's largest fully integrated Agro-based paper manufacturers, Kuantum Papers Ltd is engaged in the manufacturing and selling of writing and printing paper

The company's revenue increased by 58 percent yearly, from Rs 830 crores in FY 21-22 to Rs 1,309 crores in FY 22-23. Net profit has grown by 946 percent, from Rs 13 crores to Rs 136 crores .

Kuantum Papers Ltd is one of biggest Wood and Agro-based paper plants in India and manufacture Paper using wood chips, veneer waste, wheat straw, sarkanda etc. The company has manifested itself as quality producer of writing/printing paper.This was totally integrated paper mill manufacturing quality writing and printing paper from virgin pulp. Company over the years number of modernization- cum-expansion schemes were undertaken.

The company is operating with a wide product mix with well-accepted quality in the market based on non-conventional raw materials. The product profile includes Super Snow White, Snow White, Map litho, Colored Paper, Ledger Paper, Cartridge Paper, Duplicating Paper, Bond Paper with and without watermarks from GSM range 42 to 200 GSM. These products are extensively used in the printing of textbooks, notebooks, directories, envelops, diaries, calendars, computer stationery, copy manufacture annual reports and high-class printing segment for domestic as well as export sales. We also have the facility to make Chromo Paper.

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