Pietarsaari (Jakobstad)

In Pietarsaari world-leading kraft- and sack paper is produced for food packaging and carrier bags as well as for technical applications.

About Pietarsaari

Our production facility in Pietarsaari (Jakobstad), located at Bottenviken in western Finland, produces world-leading kraft and sack paper intended for users with very high demands on strength, durability, flexibility, purity and printability. The kraft and sack paper is used, inter alia, for flour and sugar packaging and carrying bags. Pietarsaari also produces advanced and high-performance paper grades for a variety of technical applications, such as abrasive papers, reel & ream wrapping. The operations are conducted in Alholma industry area together with UPM, Walki and Alholmens Kraft.


Products: Sack Paper > Kraft Paper Bags > Kraft Paper Flexible > Kraft Paper Speciality > Liquid Packaging Board >

Market Segments: Consumer & Luxury > Food & Beverages > Industrial >

Production capacity: 200 000 tonnes/year

Number of employees: 120

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The paper making history in Pietarsaari (Jakobstad) dates back to 1883 when Wilhelm Schauman (considered the father of the Finnish plywood industry) founded a chicory mill in town. Schauman expanded his business into the lumber trade and founded several sawmills in the area. In 1962 the pulp and paper mill was built that today, after numerous modernizations, is the largest industrial facility in town. In the 1980’s the Schauman Company was merged with UPM-Kymmene and since 2012 the production facility in Pietarsaari is part of Billerud.


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Contact and visiting information

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Switchboard: +358 6 241 380 00

Saila Mäkikangas
Communication & HR Specialist

Tuomo Pappila
Managing Director Billerud Finland Oy

Mona Harila
HR Manager

Billerud Finland Oy
PL 13, 68601 Pietarsaari

Visiting address:
Larsmovägen 149