Metsä Group's business operationsdeveloped as expected
Metsä Group Interim Report Q1 2016
Metsä Board has started up a new folding boxboard production line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is aiming the 400,000 t/a volume of the production line at the Americas, as well as at food service end-uses such as cups, plates and trays globally.
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Metsä Wood’s sawmills are run by personnel who also have expertise in maintenance. As well as being an important competitive factor for sawmills, expertise in multiple fields is part of Metsä Wood’s industrial efficiency strategy.
According to the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Metsä Group is Finland's fourth most important company in terms of value added, when both direct effects and the multiplier effects arising through purchases are included in the consideration. Major Finnish corporations have a significant impact on the total national production and financial growth, given that in 2015, the ten largest companies generated a total of 7.5 per cent of Finland’s GDP.
As part of its study, ETLA studied the impact of Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill being constructed in Äänekoski in terms of revenue, value added and employment. The impact of the largest investment to date in the history of Finnish forest industry has significant repercussions in the economy during both the construction and the operation of the mill.
Metsä Group is continuously seeking new ways to utilize its production side streams instead of sending them to landfill sites or storing them in its mill areas for long periods of time. The Group's side streams are used to replace virgin raw materials in a broad range of applications. In the process, materials that were previously regarded as waste are converted into added-value by-products thus contributing to the circular economy.
An application has now been introduced that Metsä Group’s owner-members can use to update their forest plot information by taking photos with their smartphones or tablets. “Trestima is part of a strong selection of services that we are building for our members. It’s a good addition to the electronic wood trade and forestry services that we introduced in June,” says Juha Jumppanen, SVP for Member Services at Metsä Group.
Metsä Tissue is dedicated to improving its energy efficiency by 10 per cent by 2020 from the 2009 level. At Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill, the operators monitor energy consumption in real-time. The consumption of steam and electricity has been reduced by eight per cent per produced paper tonne compared to previous years. Moreover, the specific consumption of water has also been reduced over the past couple of years by as much as 14 per cent.
Next-generation bioproduct mill
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