Metsä Group is investing EUR 100 million in the modernization of its tissue paper mill, Mänttä, to extend its life cycle and improve efficiency. The investment plans are part of the company’s tissue business’s Future Factory strategy program, which aims for world-class efficiency and environmental performance.
The first investment of the program is a new hand towel line that will produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers especially for the Finnish market. Preparations for the investment are underway and are expected to be operational in 2025.
Joonas Kukkonen, Vice President, Supply Chain, Forest Tissue Finland and the Baltics at Metsä Group, explains how local tissue manufacturing means local jobs and improves society’s sustainability. The planned investment in Mänttä factory is a logical continuation of ongoing Future Factory investments in Mariestad, Sweden, Great Britain, and other international factory networks. The goal is to modernize operations in Finland while supporting the company’s goal of fossil-free products and production facilities by 2030.