Future mill in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, the UK

Grown in the Nordics, Made in UK

In 2023, we announced our plans for a new, state-of-the art tissue paper mill in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire in the UK, through a landmark investment of hundreds of millions of pounds.

The planned Goole site will use the best available technologies to manufacture tissue paper products for the UK and Irish markets, using fresh fibre pulp as the main raw material from sustainably managed forests in the Nordics. Occupying a site of around 200 acres, the mill will have the capacity to produce 240,000 tons of tissue paper, built in several phases over the next decade, serving both the professional and consumer markets – a level of production unrivalled in the UK.

This investment would deliver the largest tissue mill in the UK and significantly reduce the quantity of tissue products that are currently imported into the UK and Ireland each year.
When operating at full capacity the mill will create 400+ direct jobs at the facility, as well as thousands more across the supply chain and the local economy.  

The planned investment demonstrates Metsä Tissue’s long-term commitment to the UK as one of the largest tissue markets in Europe. The proposed mill is an opportunity to bring locally produced, sustainable tissue products to the UK, increasing the country’s self-sufficiency in this sector by 30%.

Metsä Tissue’s activity is rooted in sustainability, with a target for all products to be manufactured from fully fossil fuel free raw materials by 2030.  Additionally, we aim for all our mills, including the new Goole facility, to operate without the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

  • 0


    the amount of fossil carbon emissions in 2030

  • 1/5


    of the whole tissue paper volumes in the UK planned to be produced by Metsä Tissue

  • 400+


    local jobs with significant employment across the supply chain

  • 240 000


    of tissue paper production capacity planned to be built during the next decade

  • 85%


    UK self-sufficiency of tissue papers after the planned completion of the mill


The recording of the public meeting in Goole on the 2nd of November 2023


Investment greetings from Esa Kaikkonen, Metsä Tissue CEO 21.9.2023

We are delighted to announce our plan to invest in a world-class production site in Goole. This exciting investment would bring the UK and Finland together through combining the sustainable raw material of fresh wood fibres grown in the Nordics with world-class local production of quality tissues in the UK.

- CEO Esa Kaikkonen

Metsä Tissue’s investment is good for Yorkshire, good for our economy and good for sustainability. This announcement is another example of the UK being the first choice for European investment and delivers on my commitment to grow the economy, creating better-paid jobs and opportunity right across the country.

-  The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak