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, and a world leader in efficiency and environmental management.

The pulp mill produces more bioenergy than it needs. It 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, the mill is a carbon neutral pulp mill during normal operation.


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.