The tissue business of Metsä Group, known as Metsä Tissue, is planning a significant investment program to modernize its operations at the Mänttä tissue paper mill. The company aims to extend the life cycle of the mill and improve its efficiency and environmental performance through these investments. The EUR 100 million investment plans are part of the Future Factory strategy program, which strives for world-class efficiency and sustainability in tissue paper production.
Over the next five years, Metsä Tissue will invest in modernizing paper machines and processing lines and improving energy and water efficiency at the Mänttä factory. The goal is to ensure long-term continuity of efficient local tissue paper manufacturing in Finland while supporting the company’s aim of becoming fossil-free by 2030. The first investment is planned for a new hand towel line, which will produce virgin fiber-based hand towel papers especially for the Finnish market. Preparations are underway, with an operational line expected in 2025. Further investments will be announced as the program progresses.
Joonas Kukkonen, Vice President of Supply Chain at Forest Tissue Finland and the Baltics, stated, “Local tissue manufacturing means local jobs and contributes to society’s sustainability. This investment program at the Mänttä factory is a logical extension of our ongoing Future Factory investment in Mariestad, Sweden, Great Britain, as well as several other investments in our international factory network.”