STORA ENSO OYJ PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2018 at 9.00 EEST
Stora Enso has been developing augmented reality (AR) and 5G technology solutions together with Telia. The utilisation of augmented reality was first tested at Stora Enso's Oulu mill where real-time information is being used in mill maintenance.
The application of augmented reality and virtual models will in the future enable the more rapid use of, for example, maintenance information at Stora Enso mills. Using a virtual model of a machine and real-time data concerning information points, can improve the operational reliability of the mills.
"Stora Enso has an extensive digitalisation programme, which aims to increase sales and boost our operations on our journey to replace fossil-based materials. Through our digitalisation programme, we have become pioneers in our industry in the utilisation of new technology," says Teemu Salmi, Stora Enso's CIO and Head of Digitalisation.
Through the new technology, all necessary information is easily and visually at the disposal of experts in real-time, regardless of physical location. The nearing introduction of fast 5G technology together with AR- and VR technology and 360° views will enable real-time and rapid utilisation by experts between different units, irrespective of geographical distance.
"With our pilots in Oulu, we have explored the area where IoT (Internet of Things) and 5G solutions will most likely produce the first breakthroughs in introducing new, more effective processes. Solutions based on the collection, transfer and analysis of real-time data are the key to renewing industrial processes", says Janne Koistinen, Head of 5G program at Telia Finland."
Augmented reality refers to a view that can be augmented by elements produced using computer graphics, which are examined through displays.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com
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Source: Stora Enso