Metsä Fibre to join maintenance operations to its own organisation

Metsä Fibre press release 16.5.2022
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Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, will take over the maintenance operations of its production units as part of its own organisation. At present, the maintenance of the company’s pulp mills and the Rauma sawmill has been outsourced to the maintenance company Oy Botnia Mill Service Ab, which is jointly owned by Metsä Fibre Oy and Caverion Oyj. On 16 May 2022, Metsä Fibre and Caverion signed an agreement on the transfer of business for the maintenance operations to Metsä Fibre, and the transfer is scheduled to take place on 31 December 2022. 

Related to the arrangement, Botnia Mill Service personnel who work at Metsä Fibre’s pulp mills, the Rauma sawmill, and administration and support functions (approximately 350 people in total) will transfer to the service of Metsä Fibre starting from 1 January 2023 through a transfer of business. The change will not have an effect on the Design & Advisory employees at Botnia Mill Service’s sites in Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kuopio, Tampere and Vantaa (approximately 40 people). They will continue working for their current employer. In connection with the change, Metsä Fibre will sell its Botnia Mill Service shares to Caverion.

“Maintenance is an important part of Metsä Fibre’s industrial efficiency and the quality of our products and services. By integrating maintenance operations to the company’s own organisation, we will strengthen the unified operating model for maintenance at Pulp and Sawn Timber Industry and enhance the use of resources in maintenance and process operation. This arrangement will also enable common operating models and synergies at Metsä Group level,” says Metsä Fibre’s CEO Ismo Nousiainen.

More information:
Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre, tel. +358 10 465 5005
Elina Engman, Executive Vice President, Caverion Industry, tel. +358 50 351 4673

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.