ABB successfully delivers global Collaborative Production Management system to KPAQ’s Kraft Paper Mill in Louisiana

Global “Order to Cash” solution providing flexibility and enhanced production performance

Switzerland, Zurich, March 31, 2015 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has successfully delivered a Collaborative Production Management (CPM) system to KPAQ Industries, LLC at their mill located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

KPAQ’s new CPM system has been integrated to their existing ERP system, various production systems and accounting systems allowing KPAQ to fully utilize ABB’s cpmPlus solutions for sales/order management, production planning, production management, decision support and product tracking.

As a result, KPAQ will now be able to streamline their entire operation as all mill functions will be handled in one comprehensive system allowing a single point of access to all pertinent production data. The system will also be able to efficiently scale to correspond with KPAQ’s production growth and potential expansion.

“We had a highly customized system that did not fit our current work environment. The configurable architecture that ABB provides will allow for all the tools and reporting needed for decision making and efficient action,” stated Jeff Rake, KPAQ COO.

ABB’s Collaborative Production Management (CPM) solutions integrate various manufacturing systems, providing real-time visibility, execution, tracking, reporting, and optimizing of manufacturing processes.

The ABB Global CPM Product provided to KPAQ has been proven to reduce “order-to-cash” time for customer’s manufacturing operations, improve throughput, reduce inventory and optimize business processes.

ABB personnel from the United States, Finland and the Czech Republic collaborated extensively with the KPAQ project team over the scheduled eight month transition to successfully install the comprehensive Global Product and position KPAQ to begin operations in November 2014 with the new CPM system in place.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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