Published: 2013-02-15 09:45:23 CET
Metsä Board Corporation
Press release

Fire at Metsä Board’s Gohrsmühle mill in Germany

Metsä Board Corporation Press Release 15 February 2013 at 10:45 EET

A fire broke at the reel warehouse of Metsä Board Corporation’s Gohrsmühle mill in Germany early in the morning of 15 February 2013. Several fire rescue departments’ units from the neighboring areas arrived on the mill site and the work to put out the fire continues. According to current information there is no danger of the fire spreading to a wider area. No personal injuries have occurred.   

Metsä Board produces cast coated Chromolux papers and has folding boxboard sheeting operations, launched in autumn 2012, at the Gohrsmühle mill.

The sheeting operations at the site will be stopped for some time due to the fire and customers will be informed about the possible impacts on the deliveries in due course. According to current understanding, the fire is not expected to have any material impact on Metsä Board’s total folding boxboard deliveries nor any material result impact for Metsä Board.

METSÄ BOARD CORPORATION

For further information, please contact:

Matti Mörsky, CFO, tel. +358 10 465 4913                                                                                                    
Juha Laine, Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 10 465 4335