Operations of Metsä Group’s Merikarvia sawmill to close down

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The change negotiations concerning the Merikarvia sawmill of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, which began in January, have ended. After the change negotiations, the company decided to close down the operations of the Merikarvia sawmill by the end of June 2024.

The negotiations concerned all 79 employees of the sawmill. The negotiations covered the reasons for the closure of the sawmill, the possible substantial and permanent reduction in work resulting from the planned closure and the necessary personnel arrangements. Efforts will be made to offer the permanent personnel of the Merikarvia sawmill jobs in other production plants where possible, and decisions on dismissals will be taken by 30 June 2024.

"The Merikarvia sawmill has reached the end of its technical service life, which is why we’re closing down its operations," says Ismo Nousiainen, Metsä Fibre’s CEO. 

The annual production capacity of the Merikarvia sawmill is approximately 220,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber. The sawmill uses about 455,000 cubic metres of wood annually. 


More information:
Tiina Tassi, Communications Director, Metsä Fibre, tel. +358 40 833 4811

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.