March 2012
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Metsä Group, Pöyry Sign New Frame Agreement

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Finland-based Pöyry and Metsä Group this past week signed a frame agreement for technical consulting and engineering services. The companies note that the agreement enables easy cooperation in small and medium sized operations improvement and engineering assignments and provide Metsä Group access to Pöyry's global service network.

According to the agreement, Pöyry will provide Metsä Group with mill lifecycle services ranging from project development services to daily operational engineering work and document management services.

As Pöyry explains, the new agreement is a further step in the long history of cooperation between Metsä Group and Pöyry, which started in 1958 with Pöyry's first assignment for the engineering of the Äänekoski pulp mill in Finland.

"This agreement further strengthens our co-operation with Metsä Group by bringing value added services for the whole life cycle of a mill," Nicholas Oksanen, Pöyry’s president, Pulp & Paper, said.

Arto Kankaanpää, head of Main Category, Mill related Support Services from Metsä Group, added that "we have a long history with Pöyry, who has provided us wide range of engineering services. As we want to focus on the continuous and efficient development of our mills, we needed a partner who knows our operations and is capable of providing state-of-the-art know-how and services. I look forward to our extended co-operation."

Metsä Group's five business areas are Wood Supply, Wood Products, Pulp, Board and Paper, and Tissue and Cooking Papers. The company’s sales total EUR 5.3 billion and it employs 12,500 people.

Pöyry, a global consulting and engineering company, has some 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Its net sales in 2011 were EUR 796 million.



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