Quality and quantity drive Stora Enso expansion
board production in Finland in a drive to boost competitiveness
within its operations.
The company expects to increase annual capacity for the board at its Imatra mills to 250,000 tonnes by September 2008, a 10,000 tonne rise over the plant's current output. The expansion is likely to come as a boost to food and beverage groups in the country by improving supply of the packaging for their products. The industry has been coming under increasing scrutiny in recent years from both governments and consumers to ensure it is finding innovative ways to package its goods, while also ensuring costs remain low. Anders Harbäck, vie president of the company's liquid packaging segment that the company would therefore aim to tap into this market by focusing on improving quality of its goods along with output. "This investment will secure Imatra's long-term competitiveness in liquid packaging board and enable the mill to satisfy its customers' increasing quality demands", he stated. The company's liquid packaging board products are used for a number of applications within food and beverage production including milk, soup, spices, water, yoghurt and juice.