Metsä Group's Kyrö sawmill co-operation negotiations have been concluded

Metsä Fibre press release 2 May 2022
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Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has concluded its co-operation negotiations of Kyrö sawmill. The negotiations started in March and were concluded on 27 April 2022. After the negotiations process, it was decided that the sawmill operations end in Kyrö at the end of September 2022.

All 73 sawmill employees were affected by the co-operation negotiations. The negotiations covered the possible substantial and permanent reduction in work resulting from the planned closure of the sawmill and the necessary staff restructuring that would be required as a result. Decisions on possible redundancies will be taken by 30 September 2022 and permanent personnel at the Kyrö sawmill will be offered jobs at other production sites.

"Kyrö sawmill has reached the end of its technical life cycle and for this reason we will close the sawmill at the end of September 2022," says Metsä Fibre's CEO Ismo Nousiainen.

The annual production capacity of the Kyrö sawmill is approximately 230,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber. It’s annual wood consumption is about 450,000 cubic metres.

More information:
Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre Oy, tel. +358 10 465 5005


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.