We accelerate change for good with the power from wood

We actively accelerate change and promote change for sustainable living.  Sustainability is an integral part of MM Kotkamills’ operations and is at the core of our strategy. We want to be a trusted, agile, and successful partner that provides new and sustainable wood-based solutions now and in the future.

Key figures


willingness to use

Surveyed people reacted with exceptional enthusiasm to the MM Kotkamills packaging material concept. Three out of four immediately embraced it in a survey made in France, the UK, Germany, Sweden and the US in March 2019. Source: Oppobot & Dynata



Absorbex is one of the top providers of saturated kraft paper in the world. It is made from sawdust and recycled materials for a variety of applications used around the world.


wood from Finland

The total volume of wood used at the mills in 2018 was around 1.5 million cubic metres, mostly procured from Finland.

Action for impact

People want change

We live in times that call for action. People are more aware of the consequences of what they consume. They want options that are easy to choose and better for them and the future of our planet.
We advance change for good by making the more sustainable option the easy one. At MM Kotkamills, we are able to answer people’s demands today, and deliver solutions that are sustainable for tomorrow.The will of people to make more responsible choices is driven by a world that needs faster change. That is supported by states who regulate and issue stricter restriction. Companies must respond to succeed; even to survive.We are there to enable and accelerate change.

Smart partnerships

Accelerating together

We provide companies with material that allows them to deliver more sustainable choices to people. Further progress towards true sustainability is realized through circularity.
Our Game Changer Loop is a part of a larger whole. It supports easy recycling of cartonboard materials after use, and returns the material to MM Kotkamills. Next Absorbex reuses the board to create material that effectively acts as a carbon storage for many years. By developing smart partnerships and connecting with other solutions on a shared cause, we can expand the loop and accelerate circularity.

We listen & create

People first

In all that we do, people come first. The solutions we create answer to people’s needs. We listen to people, are alert to change in the world and collaborate closely with our partners.
We develop new products and solutions by combining expertise – working together across our own organisation and with external partners. Internally our "people first" attitude means giving people space, which lets them express the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our development and renewal.In the world today and tomorrow, urbanisation leads to more consumption, more demand for convenience and more use of plastic. The change we are accelerating today combines convenience and responsible choices in people’s fast-paced lives. When people are able to choose clearly sustainable options daily without compromising their lifestyles, we have made an impact.



Sales in 2023

MM Board & Paper sales (in millions of EUR)


Tonnage sold in 2023

MM Board & Paper tonnage sold (in millions of tonnes)


employees in 2023

MM Board & Paper employees

Management team

Päivi Suutari
Managing Director

+358 5 210 1210 paivi.suutari(at)

Marko Pekkola
Technology Director and Deputy Managing Director

+358 5 210 1812 marko.pekkola(at)

Johanna Viitala
Finance Director

+358 5 210 1860 johanna.viitala(at)

Susanna Gunnar
HR Director

+358 5 210 1215 susanna.gunnar(at)

Hanna Lahtela
Operational Excellence Director

+358 5 210 1451 hanna.lahtela(at)

Riku Suurnäkki
Production Director

+358 5 210 1541 riku.suurnakki(at)

Jan Lousa
Technical Director

+358 5 210 1618 jan.lousa(at)

Jouni Pekonen
Procurement Director

+358 5 210 1203 jouni.pekonen(at)

Anne Uusitalo
Executive Assistant

+358 5 210 1211 anne.uusitalo(at)

Satu Huhtela
Director of Communications

+358 5 210 1848 satu.huhtela(at)

Kimmo Kohvakka
Vice President Sales Saturating Kraft Paper

+358 5 210 1302 kimmo.kohvakka(at)

Corporate structure

MM Kotkamills is part of MM Group.  MM Kotkamills consists of MM Kotkamills Boards Oy and MM Kotkamills Absorbex Oy. In Kotka innovative products have been produced since 1872.


Additional info

MM Kotkamills in a nutshell

  • Paper & Forest products since 1872
  • Two business lines united by the power from wood
  • Located in Kotka, Finland
  • 530 employees