Stora Enso Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions

Redesigning the future with renewable packaging

05/24/2013

New paper machine inaugurated in Ostroleka

​Following the official inauguration of a new paper machine yesterday in Ostroleka, Poland, the mill’s capacity was doubled to 500,000 tonnes per year.

The machine produces lightweight paper for cardboard and uses 100 per cent recycled raw material. The investment, which totalled EUR 420 million, provides confirmation of Stora Enso’s dedication to expanding its operations in growth markets.

“The demand for modern, lightweight corrugated packaging is increasing rapidly. The market in Central and Eastern Europe is expected to grow by over 5 per cent annually,” said Mats Nordlander, Executive Vice President, Renewable Packaging, during the inauguration ceremony.

​To highlight the company’s dedication to recycling, even the instruments played by the band during the ceremony, which was attended by 350 guests, were made of recycled materials.

Stora Enso’s CEO, Jouko Karvinen, stressed that the company’s investment in Ostroleka was in line with its overall strategy. 

“This is a great day. We have to continue to rethink, and the investment in Poland is another step in our transformation into a value-creating renewable materials company focused on growth markets,” said Stora Enso CEO, Jouko Karvinen.