Metsä Tissue is acquiring a new tissue product converting line to its Žilina mill in Slovakia. The project has started, and the new converting line for consumer tissue products will be operative by the end of 2018. The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 10 million.
“The demand for tissue papers grows steadily in all market areas, and with this investment we want to strengthen our capacity and market position especially in the Central Eastern European markets. At Žilina mill we produce Tento and Mola tissue products for consumers, as well as Katrin tissue products for the away-from-home customers. In addition to this, we also produce tissue products for our customers´ own brands”, says Christoph Zeiler, SVP Consumer Continental. “Tento has a strong market position in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, and the new converting line supports our strategic intention to continue growth in high-quality multi-ply tissue products.”
“This investment is very positive news to our mill, and a sign of Metsä’s will to further develop the Žilina mill. The new converting line helps us to stay competitive and operate efficiently also going forward, which is a good sign not just to our mill but to the whole Žilina community”, says Mill Manager Ľubomír Kotulač.
Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsä Group, one of the largest forest industry groups in the world.
For additional information, please contact:
Christoph Zeiler, SVP Consumer Continental, Metsä Tissue, tel. +49 268 460 9280
Ľubomír Kotulač, Mill Manager, Metsä Tissue Žilina mill, tel. +42 141 512 1409