Metsä Group

Metsä Group

Logo Metsä
Headquarters: Finland
Type: Large industry
Sector: Forestry & Pulp and Paper

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is a Finnish forest industry group that operates in international markets. Metsä Group produces renewable and high-quality products from northern forests responsibly and efficiently. Metsä Group’s business operations cover the entire value chain for wood. 

In addition to recyclable paperboards, tissue and greaseproof papers, pulp and wood products, Metsä Group produces biochemicals: tall oil and turpentine, as well as bioenergy in various forms: solid biofuels, steam, heat and electricity. About 90 per cent of the fuels used in our production are renewable. Metsä Group is involved in business value chains from forestry up to consumer products and thus has deep understanding required for industry renewal. 

Metsä Group employs approximately 9500 people in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative, the parent company of Metsä Group, is owned by 100,000 Finnish forest owners. 

Metsä Group invests in future growth. The company has recently carried out significant investment projects, and several projects are currently ongoing or in the planning phase. The total value of these investment projects since 2015 is over six billion euros. Metsä Group is currently building a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, in Northern Finland. The value of the investment is EUR 1.85 billion and it is the largest investment ever made by the Finnish forest industry in Finland.  Metsä Group is also planning a folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen and Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski. The new next-generation sawmill started up in Rauma in 2022. 

Metsä Group has participated in BBI JU Research & Innovation projects ‘EFFORTE’ (Efficient forestry by precision planning and management for sustainable environment and cost-competitive bio-based industry), ‘PROVIDES’ (PROcesses for Value added fibres by Innovative Deep Eutectic Solvents) and ‘SmartLi’ (Smart Technologies for the Conversion of Industrial Lignins into Sustainable Materials), as well as in Demonstration projects ‘LigniOx’ (Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants) and ‘BIOMOTIVE’ (Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability)