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Metsä Tissue expands hand towels production in Germany


February 28, 2018
By P&PC Staff

Feb. 28, 2018 – Metsä Tissue says it plans to invest EUR 10 million (nearly C$16 million) in a new production line for hand towels in its Raubach mill in Germany.

The tissue paper products maker anticipates the new production line for Away-from-Home products will be operative by the end of the year.

“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,” said Juha Tilli, SVP Away-from-Home. “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.”

Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsä Group, one of the largest forest industry groups in the world.

“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,” added Markus Claaßen, Raubach mill manager.