Mondi Unveils Upgraded Kuopio Mill, Boosting Production and Sustainability

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Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, celebrated the completion of a €125 million investment project at its Kuopio containerboard mill in Finland.

This modernization initiative aligns with Mondi's MAP2030 sustainability goals and promises significant benefits for both production and the environment.

The project encompassed upgrades across the entire production line, including the wood yard, fiber line, evaporation plant, and paper machine. This modernized infrastructure will allow the Kuopio mill to increase its production capacity by 55,000 tonnes per annum. Notably, the paper machine now produces ProVantage Powerflute®, a high-performance fluting solution used extensively in fresh fruit and vegetable packaging.

Beyond increased capacity, the revamped mill boasts significant environmental improvements. The upgrades are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of paper produced, while also optimizing resource and energy efficiency. This commitment to sustainability aligns with Mondi's MAP2030 strategy, which emphasizes creating circular packaging solutions and minimizing environmental impact.

"We are delighted to celebrate the completion of this significant investment," said Andrew King, CEO of Mondi Group. "This project will allow us to continue providing high-quality, sustainable products to our customers. It also demonstrates our unwavering commitment to supporting economic growth in the region and ensuring the long-term viability of the Kuopio mill."

Markus Gärtner, CEO of Mondi Corrugated Packaging, further emphasized the project's alignment with Mondi's sustainability goals. "Mondi's purpose is to be sustainable by design," he stated. "This investment directly supports our MAP2030 commitments. It signifies our focus on circular packaging solutions, empowered people, and taking action on climate change. The local community will also benefit from this modernized mill, experiencing improvements in both safety and environmental performance."

The completion of the Kuopio mill upgrade marks a milestone for Mondi. It signifies the company's dedication to continuous improvement, environmental responsibility, and supporting the communities it operates within.