Äänekoski board mill

Metsä Board Äänekoski mill produces fully coated bleached folding boxboards for demanding packaging and graphic end uses. Typical end uses for the paperboards produced at the mill include packaging for chocolate and confectionery, foodstuffs, healthcare and beautycare products as well as graphic applications.
  • 1899

     

    Established

  • 200

     

    Number of employees

  • 260

    kt/a

    Capacity

The mill and its sheeting plant are located in Central Finland in Metsä Group’s unique bioeconomy ecosystem alongside, for example, Excellence Centre, Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, Metsä Wood birch plywood mill, Pro Nemus visitor centre, Metsä Spring textile fibre pilot plant and a 3D product pilot plant

All the wood raw material the mill uses is traceable and comes from sustainably managed Northern European forests, which are either PEFC or FSC® certified, or meet the criteria for controlled origin. The mill is committed to Metsä Board’s target of achieving completely fossil free mills and products by the end of 2030.

 

Production lines

​Board machine
(trim width 3.60 m; speed 800 m/min; grammage range 180-350 g/m²)
Winder
Three sheet cutters
Mill info sheet (PDF)

Contact

Postal address
P.O.Box 400
44101 Äänekoski
Finland
Tel. +358 1046 43999

Visiting address
Kuhnamontie 2
44100 Äänekoski

Address for heavy goods vehicles
Sarvelantie 1
44100 Äänekoski

VP
Veli-Pekka Kyllönen
Tel. +358 50 400 5292
veli-pekka.kyllonen[at]metsagroup.com

Driving instructions to the mill

Mill address and location on map

Heavy goods vehicles arriving at the mill are directed to the factory area via Tehtaankatu vehicle gate G1, Puttosentie vehicle gate G2 and Sarvelantie vehicle gate G5.

The Tehtaankatu G1 gate address is Tehtaankatu 5, 44100 Äänekoski.

For the Puttosentie G2 gate, when approaching from Äänekoski on Kotakennääntie, turn left on Tehtaankatu after the Kuhnamontie junction.

The address of the Sarvelantie G5 gate is Sarvelantie 1, 44100 Äänekoski. This gate is used for chemical transportation, which enters the area via a weigh scale. The gate is accessed by turning right on Äänekoskentie after the Kovalantie junction when coming from the direction of Äänekoski.

Mill history

  1. 1896

    Mill established

  2. 1899

    First board mill started

  3. 1944

    CMC mill Nouryon (former CP Kelco) started

  4. 1966

    Board production started at the new board mill

  5. 1985

    New sulphate pulp mill – Metsä Fibre

  6. 1987

    Start-up of new paper machine 2

  7. 1993

    PCC mill (Specialty Minerals) established

  8. 2002

    Rebuild of board machine

  9. 2002

    New power plant (Äänevoima) started

  10. 2011

    Paper machine 2 closed

  11. 2012

    Rebuild of board machine, new sheeting plant started

  12. 2015

    New pulping station started

  13. 2017

    Bioproduct mill start-up

  14. 2018

    Metsä Wood millstart-up

  15. 2019

    New sheeting line started

  16. 2020

    Paperboard and Packaging Excellence Centre started