Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is to initiate negotiations on changes related to its plans to discontinue the sawn timber production in Merikarvia, Finland.
According to the plans, production would end by summer 2024. The change negotiations at the Merikarvia sawmill concern all the sawmill’s 79 employees.
“The Merikarvia sawmill has reached the end of its technical life cycle, which is why we’ve initiated plans to close down its operations,” says IsmoNousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre. The annual production capacity of the Merikarvia sawmill is approximately 220,000 m3 pine sawn timber, and the annual wood consumption is approximately 455,000 m3.
Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by more than 90,000 forest owners.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials.
In 2022 our sales totalled approximately EUR 3.1 billion, and we have around 1,600 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
Source: Metsä Group