Metsä Group's wood products business to increase customer focus in its organisational structure
Metsä Group press release 4 May 2016
Metsä Wood, the company responsible for Metsä Group’s wood products business, is renewing its management structure and moving to a process-based organisational model. At the same time, the existing structure based on business lines will be dismantled.
Henrik Söderström has been appointed SVP in charge of the Customer Relationship process in the Metsä Wood Executive Management Team and Jari Tikkanen SVP in charge of the Production and Technology process. The appointments are effective immediately. The other members of the management team continue with their existing areas of responsibility.
Esa Kaikkonen, Executive Vice President, Metsä Wood, tel.: +358 10 469 4749
Metsä Group is a pioneer in the bioeconomy, whose products’ main raw material is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp and fresh forest fibre paperboard as well as cooking and tissue papers. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2015, and the company employs approximately 9,600 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 116,000 Finnish forest owners.
Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industry and distribution partners. The products are manufactured from premium and renewable northern wood raw material. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 0.9 billion in 2015, and it employs approximately 2,000 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.