Metsä Group is set to invest heavily in its tissue paper mill operations with a significant investment program. The company aims to modernize the mill and extend its lifespan through these investments as part of its Future Factory strategy.
The planned investment program is worth approximately EUR 100 million, and it will be implemented over the next five years. The company plans to improve production and environmental efficiency by investing in modernizing paper machines and processing lines, as well as improving energy and water efficiency. Metsä Tissue’s goal is to ensure long-term continuity of efficient local tissue paper manufacturing in Finland.
The first phase of the investment program includes a new hand towel line that will produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers for the Finnish market. Preparations for the investment are already underway, and it’s expected that the line will be operational by 2025. Further investments are expected to be announced as plans progress.
Joonas Kukkonen, Vice President, Supply Chain, Forest Tissue Finland and the Baltics, stated, “Local tissue manufacturing means local jobs and improves society’s sustainability. This investment program is a logical continuation of our ongoing Future Factory investments in Mariestad, Sweden, Great Britain, as well as several other investments in our international factory network.”
Metsä Tissue is a subsidiary of Metsä Group while Forest Board is listed separately but closely related to Metsä Group’s tissue business operations.