EUR 55  million investment

The Pärnu birch plywood mill is part of Metsä Wood’s €100 million investment program executed during 2017–2018 that was published in June 2016.  Pärnu investment was approximately 55 million euros.

 Enterprise Estonia supported the project with EUR 2 million from its large enterprises’ support measure.
The birch plywood mill in Pärnu uses birch veneers as a raw material. The veneers are produced in Äänekoski in central Finland. The wood is acquired from Finland, mainly from the forests of Metsä Group’s owner-members. The veneer mill at Äänekoski and the birch plywood mill in Pärnu constitute a mill complex, in which the two parts must work seamlessly together. The Pärnu mill is expected to reach its full capacity during 2019. 

 

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Our plywood mill

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The mill's production capacity is 50,000 m3 birch plywood a year. The total floor area of the mill building is roughly 28,000 m2. Its production capacity is 50,000 m3 a year. Working at full capacity, the mill needs approximately 200 employees, some 10 per cent of which are white-collar employees.

The demand for wood products is growing, especially in construction and the transport industry, which are growing globally as a result of increased urbanisation.

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Plywood products for demanding end uses

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The mill produces plywood products of high added value, mostly meant for demanding end users in the transport equipment and construction industries. The finished plywood products are primarily be exported to Central Europe, the destination for about seven trucks a day.