Future Äänekoski Kerto® LVL mill

Metsä Group has decided to build a new Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski for the production of beam and panel products used in the construction industry. Kerto LVL products significantly reduce the carbon footprint of buildings compared to many other materials. The value of the investment is EUR 300 million, and the mill is expected to begin production in late 2026.
  • 2026

    excpected to begin production

  • 150

    new jobs created

  • 160,000

    m³ Kerto LVL

    estimated annual production capacity

  • 300


    the value of the investment

Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is a construction material, which combines material efficiency with the high added value of wood. Kerto LVL’s excellent technical performance makes it suitable for very versatile construction uses such as elements and modular construction.

The new mill will have a direct employment impact of around 150 new jobs. It will also add some 200 jobs to its direct value chain. The employment impact of the construction phase is estimated to be approximately 1,000 person-years. The new mill will use around 400,000 cubic metres of log procured from Finland. Metsä Group currently produces Kerto LVL products in Lohja and Punkaharju in Finland.

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Illustration of the mill
Illustration of the mill