Monday, November 6, 2023
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Metsa Group moves a step towards responsible expansion of its business. The company and industrial maintenance service provider Quant Finland have agreed to halve the consumption of fossil hydraulic oil together in Metsa Group’s plywood and Kerto LVL mills by 2027 compared to 2022.
Quant is Metsa group’s maintanance service partner at its Kerto LVL and plywood mills located in Lohja, Punkaharju, Suolahti, Äänekoski and Pärnu. Hydraulic oil is widely used in production machinery and equipment. The company now decides to reduce the consumption through close monitoring, systematic maintenance and investments.
Metsä Group has previously agreed on a common sustainability target with Valmet, VR, Kemira and Royal Wagenborg. Highlighting the excitement of working together, Sebastian Storbacka, Regional Manager Finland & Baltics said, “Our vision is to deliver smart services for a sustainable world. The industrial green transformation places new demands on operator maintenance and plant digitization, and we are proud to partner with Metsä Group on their journey to becoming fossil free. We look forward to supporting them in achieving their goals and further developing our partnership.”
Large industrial players have significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of the forest industry when working together.
“Metsa Group’s 2030 sustainability target is that no fossil emissions are generated in our production and our products are completely fossil free by 2030. This target requires extensive work not only in Metsa Group’s different operations, but also together with our partners. The cooperation with Quant is an excellent complement to our existing development projects,” says Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Sourcing and Logistics from Metsa Group.