​​ Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. Its main brand is Botnia.

Lea​ding producer of bioproducts and bioenergy

Bioproducts from northern wood for growing markets.

Metsä Fibre
Sales 2.5 Eur
Billion

Operating
result

 669 Eur
m​illion

Metsä Fibre in brief

Leading producer of bioproducts

Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber.

We produce pulp and other bioproducts at four mills in Finland: Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski. We also have six sawmills: in Finland our sawmills are located in Kyrö, Lappeenranta, Merikarvia, Renko and Vilppula and in addition to these, Metsä Svir sawmill in Russia.

Metsä Fibre is part of the Finnish forest industry group Metsä Group. Metsä Fibre is owned by its parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative, Metsä Board and Itochu Corporation.

Values and strategy

Metsä Fibre's values

Metsä Fibre's values

Products that meet customers’ needs are made by employees who are highly competent and willing to learn and reinvent themselves. Our employees are guided by Metsä Group’s values: responsible profitability, reliability, cooperation and renewal. We operate in line with our values and let the results speak for themselves.

Responsible profitability means that we improve our profitability while also considering the environment and listening to our stakeholders. All of our other values lay the foundation for responsible profitability.

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Reliability

Metsä Group's values - reliability

​Our success is based on long-term cooperation with our stakeholders. We appreciate each other’s work and competence and we strengthen the confidence of our various stakeholders through our consistent and predictable operations.

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Cooperation

Metsä Group's values - cooperation

​We develop our operations in cooperation with our customers and share information and best practices with each other. Operating as one group of companies, we harness mutual synergies and rely on common benefits.

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Responsible profitability

Metsä Group's values – responsible profitability

​We bear our responsibility for the environment, our partners and each other to ensure successful business activities and forestry. Profitability is vital for the continuous development of operations.

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Renewal

Group's values - renewal

​We are aware of the challenges of the future and have the courage to question old practices in order to provide better products and services to our customers in support of their business operations.

Metsä Fibre's strategy: Towards sustainable excellence

Metsä Fibre’s strategic goal is to be the world’s best and most bioproduct producer from northern wood raw material. In line with our basic mission, we create sustainable growth from renewable wood raw material.

We are a leading producer of bioproducts such as pulp, renewable energy, biochemicals and sawn timber. Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do, and we are a pioneer in the sustainable bioeconomy. We take care of environmental and cost efficiency as well as the high quality of products, and we aim for lasting excellence through continuous improvement.

The strategic key targets include exceeding customers’ expectations, excellent performance in all operation, the best personnel and being a forerunner with the courage to renew itself.

Owners

We are part of Metsä Group

Metsä Fibre is owned by its parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative (50.1 per cent), Metsä Board (24.9 per cent) and Itochu Corporation (25.0 per cent).

Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group, which comprises Metsäliitto Cooperative, its two businesses Metsä Forest and Metsä Wood, and the cooperative's subsidiaries Metsä Tissue, Metsä Board and Metsä Fibre. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and includes about 104,000 forest owners.

Metsä Group's ownership base and business structure differentiate it positively from its competitors and provide a long-term perspective to its operations. Through Metsäliitto Cooperative's owner-members, Metsä Group has access to a substantial reserve of premium-quality raw material, providing it with a stable, long-term foundation for the development of its operations and production plants. Metsä Group is responsible for Metsä Fibre’s wood supply.

Organisation and management

Metsä Fibre's Board of Directors

Metsä Fibre's highest decision-making body is the Board of Directors, whose chairman is Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group.

The other members are:

Martti Asunta, Vice Chairman, Metsä Group, Chairman of the Board

Mika Joukio, Member, Metsä Board, CEO

Esa Kaikkonen, Member, Metsä Tissue, CEO

Juha Mäntylä, Member, Metsä Forest, Executive Vice President

Ichiro Kurashige, Member, Itochu, Executive Officer

Metsä Fibre's Management Group

The chairman of Metsä Fibre's Management Group is Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre. The Management Group is responsible for operational management and prepares proposals to the Board of Directors.

Ismo Nousiainen, CEO

Jari Forss, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Ari Harmaala, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customership

Antti Kiljunen, CFO

Kaija Pehu-Lehtonen, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Jani Riissanen, Senior Vice President, Sawmill Business

Camilla Wikström , Senior Vice President, Production at Pulp Business

 

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Ismo Nousiainen

b. 1966
M.Sc (Engineering)

CEO, Metsä Fibre Oy Member of the Management Team since 2018
 
Metsä Fibre Oy, CEO (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, responsible for production (2008–2017)
Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (now. Metsä Fibre Oy), various management positions (2001–2007)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, various positions (1996–2001)
Finntech Finnish Technology Ltd Oy, researcher (1993–1996)
Mittaportti Oy, Chairman of the Board (2008–2014)
Botnia Mill Service Oy, Member of the Board  (2007–2017)

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Jari Forss

b. 1962
LL.M. with court training

SVP HR, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2015

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Human Resources (2015 – )
Metsäteollisuus ry (Finnish Forest Industries), Director, Labour market, Deputy managing director (2006 – 2015)
Suomen Hotelli- ja Ravintolaliitto, Director, Labour market, Deputy managing director (2001 – 2006)
Palvelutyönantajat, various positions  (1985 – 2001)Metsäteollisuus ry, Member of the Labour market Committee (2017 –)
Labour Court (2013 – 2014)
Johtamistaidon Opisto, Member of the Board (2007–2011)
Labour Council (1997 – 1999)

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Ari Harmaala

b. 1961
Engineer, Construction technology

SVP Sales and Customership, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2011

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Sales and Customership (2011–)
Metso Paper (China) Co. Ltd, various management positions (2002–2011)
Valmet, various positions (1987–2002)
Enso-Gutzeit, Application Engineer (1986–1987)
EPIS, European Pulp Industry Sector, Chairman of the Board (2016–2018)
 Valmet Xian Paper Machinery Co. Ltd, Board Member (2003–2011)  
Metso Paper (China) Co. Ltd, Chairman of the Board (2003–2011)  
Finnish Business Council Beijing, Board Member (2004–2011)

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​b. 1978
M.Sc. (Econ.)

CFO, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2018

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Strategy (2018–2019)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Group Controller (2010–2018)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Business Controller (2008–2010)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Assistant Controller (2006–2008)
Metsä Fibre Oy, Trainee (2005–2006)
UPM, logistics administrator (2004–2005)

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Kaija Pehu-Lehtonen

b. 1962
M.Sc (Engineering)

SVP, Business development, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2010

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Business development (2010–)
Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (nowadays Metsä Fibre Oy), various management positions 1997–2010
Kymmene Oy (nowadays UPM), Kuusanniemi pulp mill, various production and development positions (1986–1997)VTT Oy, Member of the Board (2015–)
Kemira Oyj, Member of the Board (2004–2010)
Mittaportti Oy, Chairman of the Board (2007–2009)
Oy Silva Shipping Ab, Member of the Board (2009–)
CLIC Innovation Oy, Member of the Board (2015–2018)
FIBIC Oy, Member of the Board (2008–2015), Chairman of the Board (2013–2015)
Metsäteollisuus ry, Research and Technology Committee, Chairman (2014–2016), member (2013–)
FTP (Forest-Based Technology Platform), Chairman of the Board (2013–2015)

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Jani Riissanen

​b. 1974
M.Sc. (Forestry)

SVP Sawmill business, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2016

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Sawmill business, (2016–)
Metsä Wood, various management positions (2011–2016)
Metsäliitto/Finnforest, management positions (2006–2011)
Metsäliitto, various positions (1998–2006)

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Camilla Wikström

​b. 1970
M.Sc. Chem.Eng

SVP Production, pulp, Metsä Fibre Oy Management Group member since 2018

Metsä Fibre Oy, SVP Production, pulp (2018–)
Metsä Fibre Oy, VP, Bioproduct MIll (2015–2017)
Metsä Fibre Oy, VP, Äänekoski Mill (2009–2015)
Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (nyk. Metsä Fibre Oy), various positions (2001–2008)
Herkules Ab, various positions in sales and customer service (1995–2001)

Botnia Mill Service Oy, board member (2018-)

Financials

Production units

Leading producer of bioproducts

Metsä Fibre is a pulp and sawn timber industry company operating in the international market. 

Metsä Fibre has four pulp mills and six sawmills. Pulp mills are located in Finland:in Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski. Metsä Fibre's sawmills are located in Kyrö, Lappeenranta, Merikarvia, Renko and Vilppula, Finland, and Metsä Svir sawmill in Russia.

Efficient production
We have earned our status as one of the most efficient pulp manufacturers in the world through continuously investing in innovative technologies and operating policies, and in our people. Our mills are efficient and in good condition. They have been built using the best available technology (BAT). Their emissions comply with the BAT emission levels confirmed by the European Commission.