Simpele board mill

Metsä Board Simpele mill, located in Simpele in Southeast Finland, produces high-quality lightweight folding boxboard for packaging end uses such as foodstuffs and frozen foods as well as medical products. The superb stiffness and yield of the paperboard provides the customers with clear environmental and cost benefits.
  • 1896


  • 270

    Number of employees

  • 300



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 4.02 m, speed 800 m / min, grammage range 200–340 g / m²)
Mill info sheet (PDF)


Postal address
Kenraalintie 1
56800 Simpele
Tel. +358 1046 48599

Visiting address
Kenraalintie 1
56800 Simpele

Toni Tahvanainen
Tel. +358 40 777 9533

Driving instructions to the mill

See the mill on the map

Mill history

  1. 1896

    Mill established

  2. 1906

    Paper production started

  3. 1935

    Board production started

  4. 1970

    Board machine BM3 start-up

  5. 1985

    Rebuild of BM3 and launch of fully coated folding boxboard

  6. 2001

    Modernisation of groundwood plant

  7. 2006

    Rebuild of BM3; renewed board line and new sheeting line

  8. 2010

    Closure of speciality paper machine

  9. 2011

    Rebuild of BM3 to increase sheeting capacity

  10. 2018

    Modernisation of SGW process, increase in SGW capacity

  11. 2020

    Pulp and white water system renewal