Zilina mill in Slovakia

Metsä Tissue has a mill in Zilina, Slovakia. We operate in the Central and Eastern Europe region also in the Czech Republic and Hungary where we have sales offices.

Key figures

  • 1905



  • 323



  • 65 000


    Annual production

  • 3


    brands produced

The history of the Zilina mill dates back to 1905, when the production of pulp for paper and synthetic fibre products began. Since 1983, the plant has been exclusively producing tissue paper products.

The Zilina mill's product range includes toilet paper, kitchen towels and sanitary towels. The mill is equipped with two paper machines and six processing lines. The plant produces approximately 80 000 tonnes of tissue paper per year.

Approximately 320 employees work in production, maintenance, logistics, product and process development, sales and administration.

Our brands produced in Zilina

In Zilina plant, we produce paper hygiene products made of fine tissue paper to consumers for Tento and Lambi brands, as well as for professional use, for Katrin brand. In addition, we also produce custom-made tissue products tailored for our customers' own brands.

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We operate sustainably

We are an active member of the community and respect the different local municipalities in which we operate. We employ a significant number of people and actively promote wellbeing in the workplace. Our commitment to local life includes cooperation with the local authorities, schools, media and a variety of partners and organisations. We are continuously working on protecting and improving the environment that surrounds our mill.

Zilina mill's certificates

  • ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001: 2015 - Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 50001:2018 - Energy Management System
  • BRC Hygiene Management System for Consumer Products

Zilina mill also has Chain of custody certificates FSC® and PEFC™ to ensure the traceability of the wood-based raw material. 

In addition, Eco-labels such as EU Ecolabel, Nordic Ecolabel and Blue Angel are strong indicators of our environmental awareness.

Read more about our certified management systems and see our certificates more detailed.

Did you know...

  • we are the market leader in paper hygiene in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
  • our products are used daily by up to 40 million customers across Europe
  • our company is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in their careers and be accepted as a member of the work community.

Contact information

Metsa Tissue Slovakia s.r.o.
Celulózka 3494
011 61 Žilina
Tel: +421 41 5121 111 or +421 41 5121 401
E-mail: metsatissue.sk@metsagroup.com or meno.priezvisko@metsagroup.com
Country Manager: Ing.Pavol Holmík

Zilina mill on a map.

History timeline

  1. 1905


    The mill was founded in 1905 as a pulp mill. The technical director, later general manager of the pulp mill was Tomáš Nečas. The mill was inaugurated on the 6th of March 1906. After the construction of the mill, a residential area was built for the mill employees. It became the largest residential are in Zilina.

  2. 1941

    Production of sulphite alcohol

    In 1941, production of sulphite alcohol from sulphite waste of pulp production began.

  3. 1983

    Production of tissue paper

    In 1983, production of tissue paper products began at the mill. In those years, the average consumption of tissue paper in Czechoslovakia was 3 kg per capita. The average for Western Europe was 12 kg, which was four times the potential growth.

  4. 1992

    End of pulp production

    In the 1980s, the town spread out closer to the mill with the construction of the Vlčince housing area. The operation of the mill was not ecologically feasible and extensive reconstruction had to be carried out with minimal impact on the town's environment. This meant the end of the production of pulp. 

  5. 1997

    Tento, a.s.

    In 1997, the company was transformed into Tento, a.s. and continued to produce tissue paper products exclusively.

  6. 2006

    Ownership change

    In 2006, Metsä Tissue took over the ownership of Tento, a.s.