Metsä Tissue sells effluent plant in Konstancin-Jeziorna

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The new investor, Saur Konstancja Sp. z o.o., belongs to the French Group Saur. The deal incorporated the plant’s entire business, personnel, buildings and land.

Since January 9th the effluent plant has been under the management of Saur Konstancja Sp. z o.o., which plans a thorough modernization of  the plant by the end of 2013.

“We have been working closely with local authorities in Konstancin-Jeziorna to find optimal solutions for all parties involved. We consider the transaction a great success as we now can be sure that the municipality will have access to well-functioning waste management services for local residents. Saur Konstancja Sp. z o.o. is a professional, stable operator and we believe it will provide a high quality service for years to come”
- says Hannu Kottonen, CEO of Metsä Tissue.

Metsä Tissue will close production and converting operations in Konstancin-Jeziorna by April 2012. Two alternative options for the mill site, namely rezoning for residential development or utilizing the site for other operations, remain under evaluation.

Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and industrial consumers in Europe. We are also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking paper products. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. We have production units based in Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden. We have some 3,200 employees and our turnover for 2010 was EUR 940 million. Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsäliitto Group.

For further information, please contact:

Hannu Kottonen, President and CEO
Tel. +358 (0) 1046 54959, Email:

Lars Warvne, SVP, Technology & Operations
Tel. +46 (0)501 27 50 10, Email:

Marja-Leena Dahlskog, Communications Manager
Tel. +358 (0)1046 55149, Email: