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.