Tako board mill

Metsä Board Tako mill produces high-quality folding boxboards tailored for demanding packaging end uses. The paperboards are pigment-coated on top and/or reverse side or entirely uncoated. The BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp) we use makes it possible to produce light yet stiff paperboards with excellent printability and brightness.
  • 1865


  • 195

    Number of employees

  • 210



The board mill is located in the centre of Tampere on a site where wood processing started already in 1865. The mill’s red brick façade remains a visible part of the city’s industrial heritage.

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

Two board machines
(trim width up to 3.33 m, speed up to 500 m / min, grammage range 190–260 g / m²)
Two winders
Mill info sheet (PDF)


Contact us

Postal address
P.O.Box 208
33101 Tampere
Tel. +358 1046 33999

Visiting address
Hallituskatu 1
33101 Tampere

Timo Ahonen 
Tel.  +358 400159400

Driving instructions to the mill

See the mill on the map

Mill history

  1. 1865

    Groundwood mill founded

  2. 1877

    Paper production started

  3. 1932

    Folding boxboard and carton production started, Tako Oy

  4. 1940

    Mill bombed during the Winter War

  5. 1982

    Double-blade coating process, first in Europe

  6. 2004

    Closure of groundwood plant; switch to fully coated CTMP board

  7. 2007

    Closure of board machine 2

  8. 2022

    Sheeting was discontinued and a new winder was taken into use