4/3/2024 - Press release

Several Kemira manufacturing lines will close due to the ongoing political strikes in Finland

Kemira Oyj, Press Release, April 3, 2024 at 2.00 pm (EEST)

Several Kemira manufacturing lines will close due to the ongoing political strikes in Finland 

Kemira’s manufacturing lines in Oulu, Äetsä and Harjavalta serving pulp and paper customers will stop production during this week. Kemira’s Kuusankoski manufacturing site has been shut down already earlier in March. Due to the production shut down some employee’s work will also stop. These employees’ salary payments will end after seven days.

The long continued political strikes harm significantly the whole of Kemira’s value chain’s operations and Kemira must adapt the manufacturing operations due to the extraordinary situation.

We will continue personal, process and environmental safety procedures 24/7 in all our manufacturing sites. We will also seek ensure the security of supply of critical products at all times.


For further information, please contact:


Kemira Oyj

Pentti Putkinen

VP, Manufacturing Pulp & Paper EMEA

Tel. +358 40 517 6081



Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. Our customers include industrial and municipal water treatment operators, and pulp & paper industry among others. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on water treatment, renewable solutions and digital services. In 2023, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com

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