Neste Jacobs increases the milk powder production of Valio's Lapinlahti factory by 8% with NAPCON Controller - NAPCON

Neste Jacobs increases the milk powder production of Valio’s Lapinlahti factory by 8% with NAPCON Controller

Press release / 19 Jun 2017

Neste Jacobs has successfully finished an optimization project at Valio’s factory in Lapinlahti, Finland. The project was carried out to optimize the factory’s milk powder production line, with the objective of increasing product selection and extending optimization for milk powder.

The optimization was carried out with Neste Jacobs’ NAPCON Controller and the project was implemented within the agreed schedule. The estimated 8% increase in milk powder production was reached according to plan, and without any large hardware investments, increases in energy consumption or interruptions to production rate – making the investment into NAPCON Controller very profitable.

Both Valio and Neste Jacobs feel that the project has been a great success and are looking into working together in the future. “We are very satisfied with the production increase enabled by Neste Jacobs’ NAPCON Controller for our Lapinlahti factory. Our cooperation with Neste Jacobs has been smooth and they have been very helpful throughout the project. We are currently looking into expanding this project”, says Aleksi Ylitalo, Process Expert of Valio Ltd Lapinlahti. Jarmo Suominen, CEO of Neste Jacobs, agrees: “This was already our third completed NAPCON implementation for Valio and we were happy to continue our fruitful cooperation with them.”

Neste Jacobs is also continuously looking to grow their global clientele, as the NAPCON solutions are applicable to variety of industries: “Our NAPCON software has been proven to work in highly regulated oil and petrochemical industries. However, it can be tailored to optimize any process of industrial production. Therefore it is well suited for food industry, but also a variety of other process industries”, Jarmo Suominen reflects.

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For more information, please contact:
Frejborg Andreas, Head of Customer Relations, NAPCON. Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET).

Neste Jacobs is a reputable solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services for a wide range of industries. We have an extensive 60 years’ experience in technology development, industrial projects and performance improvement in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to our home market, the Nordic countries, we are continuously looking to expand globally. We currently employ 1,300 professionals worldwide.

Neste Jacobs NAPCON products offer a wide range of advanced process improvement and automation technology solutions for enhancing production. Our solutions are based on extensive process know-how and modern control software, fulfilling needs in the areas of Production Optimization, Quality Optimization, Safety, Logistics, Business Optimization, Energy Efficiency, Big Data and Analytics. NAPCON also offers innovative and engaging simulators and games for effective operator training. For more information on our products, please visit

Valio is the largest milk production company in Finland, receiving 85% of all milk produced throughout the country. The main product groups are fresh dairy products, cheeses, greases, juices, milk powders, demineralized whey powders and industrial kitchen products. The company is owned by 18 milk production cooperatives. For more information, please visit

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