Metsä Wood setting up shop in Estonia
Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, is building a new birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia, after acquiring a 10 hectare industrial site in the seaside city.
The birch plywood mill is part of a 100 million-euro investment programme Metsä Wood announced in 2016. It will create around 200 jobs in Pärnu and is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018.
“Metsä Wood is investing in birch plywood production to better meet the globally growing demand,” says Jari Tikkanen, SVP Production and technology at Metsä Wood. “The location of the new mill in Pärnu offers very good logistical connections to our main markets. The birch veneers will be manufactured in Finland and converted into plywood at the Pärnu mill.”
The production capacity of the Pärnu mill will be 50 000 cubic metres a year and the construction of the 29 000 production hall and adjoining non-work rooms and office premises will be carried out by Estonian Nordecon.