Metsä Group is set to invest EUR 100 million in a significant modernization program for the Mänttä tissue paper mill. The aim of the investment is to extend the life cycle of the factory, improve its environmental performance and achieve world-class efficiency in tissue paper production.
The first investment will be a new hand towel line that will produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers especially for the Finnish market. The line is expected to be operational by 2025, and further investments will be announced as plans progress.
Joonas Kukkonen, Vice President, Supply Chain, Forest Tissue Finland and the Baltics, stated that local tissue manufacturing means local jobs and improves society’s sustainability. He added that this investment program is a logical continuation of ongoing Future Factory investments in other parts of Europe and around the world, including Metsä’s tissue factory in Great Britain.
Metsä Tissue is Metsä Group’s tissue business unit while Forest Board is a subsidiary of Metsä Group.