Metso Paper to supply tissue making line to Procter & Gamble in the USA

Published Jan 28, 2003 15.05.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue making line to Procter & Gamble in Missouri, USA. The new machine will begin operating during 2004. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The delivery will be a part of the expansion of the Procter & Gamble operations in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The start-up of the new machine will increase the plant's annual production capacity of super soft tissue and towel products by 80,000 tons. These products are marketed under Bounty and Charmin brands.

The new Cape Girardeau tissue making line will be the eighth tissue machine of the same category Metso Paper has supplied to Procter & Gamble in the United States. During the past three years, Metso Paper has delivered two tissue machines to Cape Girardeau and two to Procter & Gamble’s mill in Meehoopany, Pennsylvania.

The Procter & Gamble Company is a world leader in the development, distribution and marketing of consumer brands. The 165-year old company markets nearly 300 brands in more than 160 countries around the world. They have 102,000 employees working in almost 80 countries worldwide. In 2002, the net sales amounted to USD 40 billion.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Leif Forsberg, President, Tissue Making Lines, Metso Paper, Karlstad, Sweden Tel. +46 54 171 310, mobile +46 70 517 13 10 Ingemar Myrén, Senior Vice President, Tissue Making Lines, Metso Paper, Karlstad, Sweden Tel. +46 54 17 14 83, mobile +46 70517 14 83 Cai Hellner, Vice President, Tissue Making Lines, Metso Paper USA, Inc., Atlanta, USA Tel. + 1 770 263 7863, +1 404 353 7175