Botnia Group sales for 2005 were 11.2 per cent lower than the year before at
EUR 946.5 million (1,066.0). Operating profit was EUR 80.3 million, well down
on the previous year's figure of EUR141.5 million. Sales for the period were
reduced and operating profit considerably weakened by the labour disputes and
local labour disputes that occurred during the second quarter, and by technical
problems in restarting production at the beginning of the third quarte
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.