Metsä Fibre starts negotiations on possible layoffs at Kemi bioproduct mill

Press release 3.4.2024
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Metsä Fibre, a Metsä Group company, will start negotiations on possible layoffs due to a long production stoppage caused by a gas explosion at the evaporation plant of the Kemi bioproduct mill on 21 March 2024. The start-up of the plant will begin after the damage has been repaired, at the end of June, according to current information. The damage investigation will continue and the timetable will be further specified as the investigations progress.

The change negotiations will start in week 15 and will involve the entire workforce of the Kemi bioproduct mill, around 300 people in total. It is estimated that the planned measures, if implemented, could lead to the indefinite lay-off of several employees.

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

Metsä Fibre

Metsä Group’s pulp and sawmill business Metsä Fibre produces not only pulp and sawn timber but also other bioproducts such as biochemicals and bioenergy. Our products made from northern wood are an alternative to fossil materials. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.

In 2023, our sales totalled EUR 2.5 billion, and we have approximately 1,600 employees. Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative is owned by approximately 90,000 Finnish forest owners. The sales of the whole Metsä Group were EUR 6.1 billion.

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