Metsä Tissue invests in new Away-from-Home production line in Raubach mill
Metsä Tissue is investing in a new production line for hand towels in its Raubach mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 10 million and the new production line for Away-from-Home products will be operative by the end of 2018.
“The demand for tissue papers is expected to continue steady in all market areas. With this investment we want to strengthen our capacity and market position especially in the West European Away-from-Home markets. Raubach mill is conveniently located for serving the Continental customers, and with this investment, we can ensure prompt deliveries of our Katrin tissue products also going forward”, says Juha Tilli, SVP Away from Home.
“This investment is great news to our mill, and a sign of Metsä Group’s will to further develop the mill. The new production line helps us to stay competitive and operate efficiently also going forward. It also means that we will most likely be able to make some recruitments at the end of this year, which is also good news to Raubach community”, says Markus Claaßen, Mill Manager, Raubach.
Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsä Group, one of the largest forest industry groups in the world. “In Metsä Tissue, we strive to minimize the environmental impacts of our operations and products throughout their life cycle. We operate close to our customers, and this way of working helps us to minimize the transportation distances and the related emissions”, Tilli says. “One crucial factor for getting this investment to Raubach mill was the approval for the new logistic center we got from the municipal councils of Hanroth and Raubach in 2017.”
For additional information, please contact:
Juha Tilli, SVP Away-from-Home, Metsä Tissue, tel. +358 40 8299373
Markus Claaßen, Mill Manager, Metsä Tissue Raubach mill, tel. +49 2684 609 279
With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.