Metsä Tissue Corporation considers options for its napkin business in Germany

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Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, sets the Stotzheim mill in Germany under a strategic review due to the low performance in the napkin business. Metsä Tissue manufactures napkin tissue and finished goods at the Stotzheim mill.

“Napkin market suffers from an unprecedented cost inflation. Also the site in Euskirchen-Stotzheim is affected by this. All alternatives, including the short-term increase in profitability, divestment or closure, will be investigated. However, the short-term priority is clearly to increase profitability to cut current losses. We rely here on our long-standing customer and supplier relationships. We must talk to our customers about price increases,” says Christoph Zeiler, Senior Vice President Business Development at Metsä Tissue. “We are confident that we will find a good solution for the Stotzheim mill and its employees. Despite the ongoing change, we do all to serve our customers. We aim to increase our productivity and further strengthen our customer base.”

Metsä Tissue’s Stotzheim mill has a long history and track record of serving leading German and European retailers and wholesalers. Metsä Tissue is one of the biggest suppliers in this segment in Germany. Stotzheim mill employs approximately 200 people.

For more information:

Christoph Zeiler, SVP, Business Development, Metsä Tissue
Tel.: +49 2684 609-210

Metsä Tissue
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 five countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.