Fire at Metsä Board’s Gohrsmühle mill in Germany has been put out

Metsä Board Corporation Press Release 16 February 2013 at 4 pm EET

Metsä Board Corporation published on 15 February 2013 a press release concerning a fire at the reel warehouse of the Gohrsmühle mill in Germany. The fire has been put out and a fire-watch has been installed. No personal injuries occurred. The fire did not spread outside the reel warehouse.

Metsä Board produces cast coated Chromolux papers and has folding boxboard sheeting operations, launched in autumn 2012, at the Gohrsmühle mill.

The fire did not have material impacts on Chromolux production. Neither is the fire expected to have any material impact on Metsä Board’s total folding boxboard deliveries nor any material result impact for Metsä Board.


For further information, please contact:
Matti Mörsky, CFO, tel. +358 10 465 4913              
Juha Laine, Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 10 465 4335

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Metsä Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.