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