Stora Enso has completed negotiations to close down one paper machine at its Anjalankoski, Finland, site. The closure shall reduce the site’s production capacity by 250,000 TPA.
Jun 6, 2023
Stora Enso has completed the negotiations to consolidate its book paper production and the permanent closure of one of the two paper machines at the Anjalankoski site in Finland. The closure of the line producing uncoated mechanical grades will reduce the site’s production capacity by 250,000 TPA and sales by approximately EUR 100 million. The closure will take place during the fourth quarter of 2023.
In April 2023, Stora Enso announced a plan to permanently close one of the two paper machines and concentrate all book paper production to one line due to the prevailing weak paper demand and high input costs.
Mr. Hannu Kasurinen, EVP Packaging Materials division, commented “While it is very unfortunate that redundancies have to be made, we are pleased that the number of employees affected is significantly lower than anticipated. Stora Enso will continue to harness the Anjalankoski site’s synergies between board and paper production and with the remaining paper machine, the Group will be able to continue producing its selection of book paper grades.”