Andritz has strengthened its process control and automation systems offering for pulp and paper mills after completing the acquisition of NAF business.

The company said it has equipped its production plant and equipment deliveries with NAF control valves for many years, and following the acquisition, the valves will now be part of the Andritz’s Intelligent Instruments portfolio, Smart Series.

It said the NAF valves will be integrated into the Andritz Metris Asset Management suite, which provides automated monitoring of control valves to maximise plant uptime and operational stability.

Johanna Newcomb, Vice President in Andritz’s Automation and Digitalisation, said: “This acquisition will further complement Andritz’s capabilities in Automation and Digitalisation and allows us to provide high quality, reliable and safe flow control solutions and services globally, by leveraging our global presence.”