Previously SVP, Strategy at Metsä Fibre, Antti Kiljunen was appointed CFO as of 14 January 2019.
He is a member of the Management Group and reports to CEO Ismo Nousiainen. Since 2005, Kiljunen has worked for Metsä Fibre in different tasks related to finance and controlling and strategy.
Thanks to sound forest management, Finland’s forests are growing by roughly 20 per cent more than they are being used. This is why Finnish sawn timber is a sustainable and resource-smart solution.
Metsä Fibre possess solid and long-standing know-how in the conversion of northern softwood. We know our raw material and the opportunities it offers inside out.
Northern sawn softwood offers extremely advantageous strength qualities in relation to weight, due to which it is well-suited for use in load-bearing structures. In terms of its appearance, northern wood is consistent, and it is easy to process and treat in the preferred manner.
If all preconditions are met, a new bioproduct mill will start up in Kemi during the year 2022. So far, the results of the prefeasibility study look promising. This was the encouraging message of a public event organised on December 18 in Kemi, where Metsä Fibre gave an update on the progress of the project to an audience of around 200.
Metsä Fibre has received a Supplier Excellence Award from C&S, one of China’s major tissue producers, for being the company’s Partner in Excellence.
Established in 2011, Chemarts is a Finnish collaboration between two Aalto University schools, the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). At its heart, Chemarts is the study of bio-based materials and its main aim is to inspire young students from design and technical schools to get interested in wood-based fibres and to explore biomaterials together. Chemarts was also conceived to consider how design can be a strategic tool when developing new cellulose-based products or new materials.
As demand for high-quality paper products in China and Asia increases, the partnership between Metsä Fibre and Asia Symbol is set to deepen.
Metsä Group’s innovation company, Metsä Spring, and the Japanese Itochu Corporation, have established a joint venture to build and operate a unique test plant. The hope is that this pilot will kick-start a new revolution in future ecological textile fibre production.
Since mid-2017, China’s government has moved to ban a wide range of imported waste, from scrap metals to scrap paper, upending a recycling industry that had thrived since the mid-80s, transforming the world’s rubbish into usable materials when raw materials have been cost-prohibitive.
Come and visit us on 20 March at Shanghai Pulp Week Annual Meeting or on 21 March at Hawkins Wright Shanghai Symposium.
In an uncertain world, it can be helpful to prepare for various emerging outcomes. We asked Antti Kiljunen from Metsä Fibre and Risto E.J. Penttilä from the Nordic West Office consultancy firm to discuss business success factors under various scenarios.
This is a unique form of collaboration among the Pulp and Paper industry with the target of promoting the safety work within the industry.
The expression “let’s shake on it” goes to the heart of what it means to be Finnish. We are a nation built on trust. Our word is our bond, and oral agreements may well be binding in a legal sense. We say what we mean, committing ourselves to the settled undertaking and making sure that it progresses systematically.
As living standards in China rise, the demand for quality paper products grows.
The year 2019 has started at full speed here in Shanghai, and I hope it will prove to be an excellent year for both us and our valued customers. As our CEO, Ismo Nousiainen, stated in the previous issue of Echo Magazine, we are focusing on excellence in our strategy.
Metsä Fibre is the world’s leading supplier of bleached softwood market pulp, with an annual production capacity of around 3.25 million tonnes. Efficient and reliable logistics are a crucial part of the company’s pulp production chain. Some 62 per cent of the pulp produced by Metsä Fibre is exported.
The forests of Finland are satisfying a growing need for responsibly produced, renewable materials used in a wide variety of products. The Pro Nemus (“For the Forest”) visitor centre adjoining Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski provides an overview of the broad range of opportunities that the forest provides, with exhibits illustrating the bioproduct mill ecosystem, the products of the forest industry and the process of delivering them to customers around the world.
Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture, investing approx. EUR 40 million in building and operating a test plant to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fibres.
Metsä Fibre’s annual RADAR customer satisfaction survey for its pulp and biochemical customers has been completed for 2018.
A renovation project launched in May by Metsä Fibre at its pulp mill in Kemi, northern Finland, has entered a preliminary study stage that will continue until summer 2019.
Metsä Fibre’s vision is that our customers value us as their preferred supplier for high-quality bioproducts and services that create added value for their business. The vision is based on reliability– reliability as in being a trustworthy partner or as in performing consistently well. As we all know, trust is something that needs to be earned.
Let me begin with a confession. I feel slightly ashamed to walk around downtown Helsinki with a plastic carrier bag nowadays, and if my shopping is small enough, then I fold up the bag and hide it under my arm. Plastic carrier bags have become rather embarrassing.
The uptimes of all of Metsä Fibre's pulp mills are considered to be excellent as a result of effective predictive maintenance and correctly timed investments. Reliability, delivery consistency and consistent quality are ensured through long-term life-cycle planning.