Metsä Fibre’s Vilppula sawmill has already produced 18 million m3 of spruce lumber; package marking the milestone was shipped to ISB France, which uses Vilppula’s output primarily for interior and exterior cladding, construction, joinery products

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September 29, 2023 (press release) –


The package marking the achievement was delivered on 28 September to ISB France, a long-term customer of Metsä Fibre. ISB France uses Vilppula’s spruce sawn timber primarily for interior and exterior cladding, construction and joinery products.

“This package represents the 30-year collaboration between ISB France and Metsä Fibre. And we believe that the strong relationship will continue also in the future” says Armel Chaumont, Purchase Director of ISB.

“We have provided our customer with reliable sawn timber deliveries that meet their quality requirements. The manufacture of products that meet customers’ needs begins with the planning of felling; with the right raw material for sawn timber that is precisely delivered to the customer for the required purpose and further processing,” says Tomi Saine, Mill Manager of the Vilppula sawmill. 

The package marking 18 million cubic metres of spruce sawn timber produced by Metsä Fibre’s Vilppula sawmill was received by Jean-Louis Camici ,Vice President, Armel Chaumont, Purchase Director, Thomas Le Cain, Purchase Manager from ISB France. Metsä Fibre was represented by VP Sales Europe Mikael Lagerblom, Area Sales Director Jean-Mathieu Cossutta, and  Mikko Taupila, Development Manager of the Vilppula sawmill.


Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.  

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by more than 90,000 forest owners.  

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Metsä Fibre

Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials. 

In 2022 our sales totalled approximately EUR 3.1 billion, and we have around 1,600 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group. 


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