History

As one of the first manufacturers of paperboard in Europe, we are proud of our heritage and manufacturing experience. Today we provide our global clientele with an exceptional range of packaging and specialty boards.

2019
  • Upgrade of sheeting line
  • New ERP system installed
2018
  • New automation system installed for the groundwood plant, BM2 and BM3
2017
  • Online fiber analytics
2016
  • New formation control on BM2
  • Sales office in North America
2015
  • Sales office in Poland
  • Sales office in Germany
2014
  • Silution head box for BM3
  • Sheeting line for BM3
  • Sales office in Russia
2013
  • New debarking line
  • Sales office in UK
2011
  • New online QCS system for BM3
2010
  • New headbox lip for BM3
  • Rebuild of steam and condensate systems
2009
  • Upgraded heat recovery for BM2 and BM3
2008
  • New QCS installed on BM2
  • Upgraded heat recovery system BM2 and BM3
2007
  • Espoo sales office opens
2006
  • Pankaboard company was established
  • International investment group led by Dr Dermot Smurfit buys Pankakoski
2002
  • Production of recycled products ends
2001
  • Productions of SBS boards begins
2000
  • Upgrading of debarking plant
1999
  • New biological wastewater treatment plant and new bio fuel boiler start up
1996
  • Condebelt® drying section starts up
1995
  • Rebuild of BM2
1980
  • Rebuild of BM3, mill’s output up to 75,000 t/a
1979
  • Old BM1 and 2 replaced by new BM2
1964
  • Hydroelectric power plant and new groundwood plant completed
1944
  • Use of waste water begins
1914
  • Board Machine 3, total output 18,000 t/a
1912
  • New groundwood mill, BM1 and BM2
1909
  • Pankakoski mills acquired by W. Gutzeit & Co.
1903
  • First groundwood production, cap 3,000 t/a
1825
  • Iron production from lake ore