Metsä Group Press Release 29 May 2013
Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has established a new converting and warehousing site in Vorsino, Russia. The developing Russian market is strategically important to Finnish Metsä Tissue who seeks strong growth. “Only in Moscow and St. Petersburg area there are some 30 million people with rapidly rising standard of living. It is estimated that the tissue market in Russia will grow significantly, even more than in Western Europe. This makes us believe strongly in a successful future in Russia,” says CEO Mika Joukio, Metsä Tissue.
Vorsino site is located 90 km from Moscow to south-west, with good connections to Moscow City, St. Petersburg and other main cities. “From this location and with the site’s efficient logistics we can serve our customers quickly and with a wide range of high quality tissue products. We produce our top brands Lambi, Mola and Katrin near our customers,” says Vice President Yuriy Hudziy, Tissue, Russia. In addition to locally produced goods, Metsä Tissue imports and sells Katrin products and solutions, and SAGA baking and cooking papers in Russia.
Metsä Tissue launched its products on the Russian market in 2005. Metsä Tissue OOO, the company for Russian operations, was established in 2006, and the production started in 2008. In Vorsino, the company introduces the latest, highly modern converting line that doubles the tissue production capacity and enables a larger product variety. Currently Metsä Tissue employs about 110 people in Russia.
The inauguration of Metsä Tissue Vorsino site is celebrated on 29 May 2013.
Mika Joukio, CEO, Metsä Tissue, tel. +358 10 465 4959
Yuriy Hudziy, Vice President, Tissue, Russia, tel. +7 926 828 7055
Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 125,000 Finnish forest owners.
With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in six countries, we employ a total of about 3,000 people. Our sales in 2012 were EUR 982 million. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.