Groundless bankruptcy filing for Metsä Fibre - the company has a strong financial position and solvency

Metsä Fibre press release 24.11.2022
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One of Metsä Fibre Oy’s Kemi bioproduct mill project suppliers, Virtor Oy, has filed a groundless bankruptcy application against Metsä Fibre Oy. Metsä Fibre has disputed Virtor Oy’s claims, and has itself significant financial claims against Virtor Oy in relation to the agreement between the parties concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill project. Metsä Fibre Oy will therefore demand the immediate rejection of the bankruptcy application in the competent court.

Metsä Fibre Oy’s financial position and solvency are very strong.

Requests for more information:
Tiina Tassi, Communications Director, Metsä Fibre, email

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.  

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners.  

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Metsä Fibre


Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials. 

In 2021 our sales totalled approximately EUR 2.6 billion, and we have around 1,400 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.