Espoo, Finland 26 September 2013 -- Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, is to invest in a paper machine upgrade at Raubach mill in Germany. In addition to higher product quality and increased capacity, the upgrade will improve the energy efficiency of tissue paper production.
The investment is part of Metsä Tissue’s energy efficiency improvement programme. “Between 2007 and 2012, we have reduced our energy use company-wide by 20 per cent. By 2020, our aim is to improve our energy efficiency by further 10 per cent,” says Christoph Zeiler, SVP, Tissue, Western Europe.
Toscotec has been chosen as the main supplier of the paper machine upgrade at Raubach mill. The project will be handled on a turnkey basis, including engineering, full installation, start-up and training. It is due to be completed by the end of 2013.
Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 125,000 Finnish forest owners.
With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and industrial consumers in Europe. We are also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in six countries, we employ a total of about 3,000 people. Our turnover in 2012 was EUR 1.0 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.