Joutseno mill – the world´s largest softwood pulp production line​​


The Joutseno mill has a long history. Pulp has been produced on the banks of Lake Saimaa for more than a hundred years. The Joutseno mill is the world's largest single-line softwood pulp mill. The mill is a world leader in efficiency and environmental management and a pioneer in renewable energy utilization.

The mill produces more bioenergy than it needs. The mill utilises wood efficiently by producing bioenergy and biochemicals in addition to pulp. Energy is produced in the combustion of cooking liquor, bark and wood chips.Thanks to a gas generating plant, completed at the Joutseno Pulp Mill in autumn 2012, the mill is a carbon neutral pulp mill during normal operation.

Joutseno mill adopted a new pulp manufacturing process in 2013, when the new polysulphide cooking process was started up in 2013. With the new kind of softwood pulp improves customers' cost-efficiency and the technical propertis of the final products: paper and board. At the same time, the investment increased the production capacity and efficiency of the mill.


1909 Production of unbleached pulp commences
1951 Joutseno Pulp Osakeyhtiö founded
1984 Fully bleached pulp manufacturing begins
1997 Metsä-Botnia acquires Joutseno Pulp
1998 New recovery line
2001 New fibre line
2013 Production of polysulphide pulp started

Driving instructions

Joutseno pulp mill is located at Haukilahdentie 27

When arriving from the Lappeenranta direction on national road 6, take the Lampikangas intersection and turn left onto Ahvenlammentie. At the end of the road, turn left onto Haukilahdentie and follow the Metsä signs to the car park in front of the mill.

The address for heavy traffic is Teollisuustie 32

The access route for heavy traffic runs through Teollisuustie. Turn right at the Metsäteollisuus intersection and then left onto Teollisuustie. Follow the Metsä signs.

When arriving from the Imatra direction, take the Metsäteollisuus intersection on national road 6 to the mill.