Metsä Tissue, a subsidiary of Metsä Group, is planning a significant investment program to develop the operations of its tissue paper mill in Finland. The company aims to modernize the mill and extend its life cycle through these investments, which are part of its tissue business’s Future Factory strategy program.
The planned investment program is approximately EUR 100 million, and the investments will be implemented over the next five years. The company aims to develop the factory’s production and environmental efficiency by investing in the modernization of paper machines and processing lines and improving energy and water efficiency. Their goal is the long-term continuity of efficient local tissue paper manufacturing in Finland.
The first investment of the planned program is aimed at a new hand towel line, which will be used to produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers especially for the Finnish market. Preparations for the investment are starting, and the line is supposed to be operational in 2025. The company plans to announce further investments as the plans progress.
Metsä Tissue’s Vice President, Supply Chain, Forest Tissue Finland and the Baltics, Joonas Kukkonen, states that local tissue manufacturing means local jobs and improves society’s sustainability. This investment program planned for the Mänttä factory is a logical continuation of Metsä Group’s ongoing Future Factory investment in Mariestad, Sweden, its planned tissue factory investment in Great Britain, as well as several other investments in its international factory network. Now Metsä Tissue can modernize its operations in Finland as well while supporting its goal of fossil-free products and production facilities by 2030.