Metsä Group started up its next-generation bioproduct mill
Metsä Fibre’s stakeholder magazine Echo and its’ online publication Echo Online have been awarded at the Eddie & Ozzie Awards, the leading international competition for magazines.
Organised by US-based media company Folio, the Eddie & Ozzie Awards is the world’s largest magazine competition, with thousands of prestigious publications participating from around the globe. This year’s winners were announced on Monday, October 31 in New York.
Finland-based magazines have traditionally been successful in the Ozzies award categories of visual design, but this year Echo magazine, published by Metsä Fibre – a leading producer of pulp and other bioproducts – and produced by communications agency Miltton, reached the top spots in two Eddies categories celebrating excellence in journalism.
A logistics solution tailored for the needs of Metsä Group will raise the efficiency and accuracy of the pulp production chain at Äänekoski bioproduct mill to a new level.
Metsä Fibre has taken careful steps to ensure that pulp deliveries from the bioproduct mill to customers will be handled efficiently as soon as the mill has started up. Pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will begin in early September 2017. Once the bioproduct mill is fully operational, Metsä Fibre's pulp production capacity will grow from 2.5 million tonnes to 3.2 million tonnes in total.
Metsä Fibre is a leading market pulp supplier. Our portfolio of Botnia pulps is the broadest in the world, comprising all main pulp grades including Softwood, Hardwood and High Yield (BCTMP) pulps
New sustainable development goals applying to all Member States of the United Nations took effect at the beginning of 2016. The development programme specifies a total of 17 principal goals to remain in force until 2030 with a view to eradicating extreme poverty and securing sustainable development for the environment, the economy and human beings.
According to the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Metsä Group is Finland's fourth most important company in terms of value added, when both direct effects and the multiplier effects arising through purchases are included in the consideration. Major Finnish corporations have a significant impact on the total national production and financial growth, given that in 2015, the ten largest companies generated a total of 7.5 per cent of Finland’s GDP.
As part of its study, ETLA studied the impact of Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill being constructed in Äänekoski in terms of revenue, value added and employment. The impact of the largest investment to date in the history of Finnish forest industry has significant repercussions in the economy during both the construction and the operation of the mill.
Pulp mills of Metsä Fibre make efficient use of wood raw material by producing bioenergy and biochemicals in addition to pulp. Not only are our mills self-sufficient in terms of energy, they also generate excess energy for the use of nearby communities. By-products from our production ‒ bark and wood dust ‒ are also used as fuel in power plants.
Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group where you opportunities to develop yourself on the front line of the forest industry. Read more about our career opportunities, see the link below.
Metsä Group's comparable operating result in Jan-June 2017 EUR 247 million
Half Year Financial Report (PDF)
High bay warehouse at the bioproduct mill
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