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Process optimization for a paperboard converter in Winschoten

Background information

Pyroll (previously WinPac) in Winschoten is a  paperboard converter with state-of-the-art machines and fully automated packing lines, where rolls of paperboard are being converted to pallets of sheets of different kinds and sizes. It has been part of the Finnish Pyroll Converting Group since 2015.

The challenge

In order to ensure the successful acquisition of WinPac, Pyroll would have to make improvements in efficiency. Pyroll Winschoten wanted to make these improvements by optimizing the production process holistically.

The solution

Pyroll Winschoten started to adopt continuous improvement as a working method and opted to use ProMISe as a supporting tool. By fully integrating ProMISe into the business process Pyroll was able to radically reduce the abundance of emails to only the strictly relevant. All communication regarding the daily production process is being done using the modules of ProMIS, like the logbook and action lists.

All failures and disruptions in the production process are being registered in ProMISe, partly automated via PLC connections. Together with the usage of a user friendly and reliable OEE-module this has led to an increased awareness of the partially hidden losses. An improvement culture has slowly been created accompanied by an enormous increase in production efficiency as well as cost savings.


The creation of a continuous improvement culture and the use of ProMISe as a tool with an integrated working method have proven to be so successful in Winschoten, that ProMISe will be used in all the Pyroll Converting Group factories throughout Europe. Read more about it.