Kemi board mill

Metsä Board Kemi mill is the world's leading manufacturer of premium white-top kraftliners. Our products are used as surface liners in consumer, retail and shelf-ready corrugated packaging for branded products, such as household appliances and electronics, beverages, food, fruit and vegetables.
  • 1971



  • 125


    Number of employees

  • 425



The mill is located on the shores of the Bothnian Sea, in the Kemijoki delta. The pulp and energy required by the mill is supplied by Metsä Fibre's pulp mill on the same site. The strong synergies of the integrate will support the development of the mill also in the future. The ongoing development programme will increase the annual krafliner capacity by approximately 40,000 tonnes. A Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, to start up in 2023, is being built on the site.

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

​Linerboard machine: Polar Queen
(trim width 6.73 m, speed 900 m / min, grammage range 125–250 g / m²) 
One slitter winder, one rewinder
Mill info sheet (PDF)


Postal address
Tehdastie 94
94200 Kemi      
Tel. +358 1046 64299

Visting address
Tehdastie 94
94200 Kemi

Timo Ahonen
Puh. +358 40 015 9400

Information officer
Merja Mäntynen
Tel. +358 50 598 9178

Driving instructions to the mill

See the mill on the map

Mill history

  1. 1874

    Karihaara sawmill start-up

  2. 1919

    Sulphite pulp mill start-up

  3. 1927

    Sulphate pulp mill start-up

  4. 1971

    Paper machine PM1 built for brown kraftliner production

    (180,000 t/a)

  5. 1986

    WTOP liner production

    (280,000 t/a)

  6. 1990

    WTOP coated liner production

    (280 000 t/a)

  7. 1999

    Press section rebuild

    (340,000 t/a)

  8. 2005

    Coating station modernisation

    (350,000 t/a)

  9. 2006

    Bottom layer former start-up

    (375,000 t/a)

  10. 2011

    Second coating station start-up

    (375,000 t/a)

  11. 2021

    Development programme started with planned annual capacity increase of 40,000 t by 2023