Paper Industry 4.0

Products and systems for pulp, paper, and tissue plants

Products, systems, and a strong partner for highly efficient paper machines and plants

Whether it’s because of climate protection and decarbonization goals or a changing market, manufacturers of pulp, paper, and tissue products are demanding more efficiency and flexibility. This is where Siemens AG comes in with our Digital Enterprise portfolio and comprehensive system and engineering expertise, for the purpose of designing more efficient and environmentally friendly machinery, plants, and processes. As a technology partner, we support you with smart automation, drive, and process control systems made up of powerful components, as well as with digital twins of products, process data, and digital services. You benefit from our expertise based on more than 100 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry with reference customers around the world. Ensure your strong market position and stay competitive thanks to a sustainable boost in productivity with reliable and efficient products and solutions.


A consistent technology portfolio for the paper industry

Premium pulp, paper, cardboard, and tissue products require premium plants and machines. With high-precision, reliable, and efficient products and systems consisting of powerful components from Siemens AG for the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, you lay the perfect foundation. All components and systems are pretested with regard to function, cost-efficiency, and service life, proven a thousand times over in industrial use, and perfectly tailored to your requirements. They also comply with local standards and are available anywhere in the world.

Smart technology for plant automation

Optimize processes and improve the quality of pulp, paper, and tissue products

Implement intuitive plant operation, precise process control, and highly reliable plant operation that includes maximum data transparency throughout the production process with the innovative automation and system components from Siemens AG. From intelligent control and machine-level operation and monitoring to cloud computing at the pulp, paper, and tissue machine, our automation portfolio offers the right products for any production digitalization task. All components are fully and seamlessly integrated in the world’s leading automation concept, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA). This shortens your time to market while at the same time boosting the productivity, quality, and efficiency of your processes, machines, and plants so that you can manufacture the sustainable pulp, paper, and tissue products of tomorrow.

High technological performance with an efficient drive

Reliably, efficiently, and safely set processes in motion and keep them going

From pulpers and paper machines to finishing machines and winders, the right drive makes all the difference in terms of performance, reliability, and energy efficiency. With us, you benefit from optimally coordinated drive components that have been proven through decades of continuous use and can be seamlessly integrated into process control systems and automation. We’re continuously developing and refining our frequency converters, motors, couplings, and gear units both as individual products and as systems in conjunction with other components to achieve even greater efficiency and offer new digital options that permit you to further optimize operation, diagnostics, and maintenance. All this comes with maximum security thanks to Safety Integrated with safety functions integrated in the drive.

Excellent software for efficient process management and control

Systematic quality control with maximum cost-efficiency thanks to integrated process control technology

To maintain their competitive edge in a global market and in an industry in transition, pulp and paper factories need to manufacture high-quality products while at the same time keeping costs for raw materials, power, and process materials to a minimum. Achieving these goals across the entire process chain requires efficient and intelligent process management. Our leading process control systems make it possible to optimally manage and engineer all the processes in pulp and paper production. They take advantage of proven libraries and modules for optimizations, and offer robust control and dedicated applications – for example, for the cost-effective dosage of chemicals in bleaching processes and for reducing energy consumption in the drying process

Industry software and digital products open up new possibilities

Identify and exploit the possibilities of digitalization in order to optimize and transform your production

Use digital technologies to secure your competitive edge and ensure more efficient processes in pulp, paper, and tissue manufacturing with machines that produce flexibly and intelligently. The right industry software supports you throughout planning, design, and engineering and allows you to already identify and correct potential sources of error during the planning phase by means of digital simulations in automation projects. A digital engineering framework also saves you time and money and shortens your time to market. In operation, cloud-based solutions enable efficient, data-driven monitoring from great distances and even better preventive maintenance. These are only a few of the many possibilities provided by our industry software and digital products. And when it comes to security, we not only help you take advantage of technological progress but also offer comprehensive cybersecurity support.

Tried-and-tested services with manufacturer know-how

Customized, qualified support from veteran paper experts

As a system supplier and industry insider with more than 100 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry as well as reference customers around the world, we have comprehensive expertise that is brought to bear in our various service offerings. Our services enable our partners to conduct global business throughout the entire lifecycle of customer plants.


Simple. Efficient. Proven. Available.

Whether OEM, system integrator, or plant operator, we help you to optimally meet your everyday challenges with the aid of our comprehensive portfolio, our decades of experience in the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, and our vast system expertise.

Digital Enterprise – Realize your digital transformation

Der digitale Zwilling im Digital Enterprise

With the Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens is driving the digital transformation of the industry – the seamless integration of automation, software and cutting-edge technologies will take the industry to the next level of efficiency. Discover how you can benefit from merging the virtual and the real world and the possibilities provided by the Digital Twins of product, machine, plant, and the entire production. In order to facilitate the start and implementation of digitalization, we offer comprehensive consulting and to develop a digitalization strategy and roadmap together with you. Discover the possibilities for your company.

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Repeatedly proven in practice

Over the decades, more and more machine and plant builders, system integrators, and users in the paper industry have been relying on Siemens as a technology partner and on our efficient and extremely reliable products, systems, and services. Here are just a few of our many success stories.

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Your partner for technology and know-how

The paper industry is undergoing a transformation, and we’re here to help you navigate it. As a straightforward innovation leader and long-term technology partner, we accompany you through all the phases of your project with suitable products, systems, and services. Stay competitive despite cost pressure in a fiercely contested market, stricter environmental regulations, and declining margins. We’re here to help.

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