In April, Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group, had its new folding boxboard machine at Husum in Sweden inaugurated. After considerable structural changes Husum mill is now an integrated site concentrating on paperboard and pulp manufacturing. It is also a significant local employer. The EUR 170 million investment programme included a folding boxboard machine BM1 supplied by Valmet as well as enhancements to the pulp mill and the mill site’s own port. The capacity of the new machine is 400,000 t/a.
“The Husum mill site has the best available technology, people with extensive know-how and access to an ideal location by the sea where the mill has its own port. These important success factors will also support our customers in their businesses,” says Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.