The tissue business of Metsä Group is planning a significant investment program to modernize the operations of their Mänttä tissue paper mill. The aim of this program is to extend the life cycle of the mill and achieve world-class efficiency and environmental performance in tissue paper production.
The planned investment program is worth approximately EUR 100 million, and it will be implemented over the next five years. Metsä Tissue aims to improve energy and water efficiency by investing in modernizing paper machines and processing lines. The company’s long-term goal is to maintain efficient local tissue paper manufacturing in Finland, while also supporting their commitment to fossil-free products and production facilities by 2030.
The first investment of the planned program involves a new hand towel line that will produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers for the Finnish market. Preparations for this investment are underway, with an operational date set for 2025. Further investments are planned as the project progresses.
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 for the Mänttä factory is a logical continuation of our ongoing Future Factory investment in Mariestad, Sweden, Great Britain, and other international factory networks.”