W. Gutzeit & Co
W. Gutzeit & Co
W. Gutzeit & Co 1872 - 1896, Aktiebolaget W. Gutzeit & Co 1897 - 1927
Aktiebolaget W. Gutzeit & Co
Aktiebolaget W. Gutzeit & Co 1897 - 1927, Enso-Gutzeit Osakeyhtiö 1927 -
Laminating Papers Oy (Enso Oy 1996, whose subsidiary Laminating Papers Oy). Stora Enso Oyj 1998.
Laminating Papers Oy, Kotkamills Oy since 2010
MM Kotkamills Oy
The sawmill in Kotka was founded in 1872 and the year 2022 marks a major milestone for us as our mill is celebrating its 150th birthday.
Our persons in 1935 and 2022 in front of the Jugend house that was built in 1903 and which still is in use. This beautiful building was designed by architects Karl Lindahl and Valter Thomé.
The beautiful plants in our mill grounds have delighted and continue to delight our employees during the working day. A beautiful cherry tree is now at its peak on the side of our office building, designed by architect Väinö Vähäkallio in 1937. The building is still the heart of many operations at our factory.
The ship’s cargo numbers have been confirmed and final confirmation from the forwarding side is done. Planning work is underway for customer deliveries to the ports of destination.
The challenges of the supply chain were tackled in 1959 by Mr Harju, Mr Sipari and Mr Typpö. In 2022 Jere, Sara and Hanna are optimizing the most efficient routes for our products to their destinations all over the world.
Having a job in the laboratory is fun: “Good working community, nice colleagues, meaningful and varied tasks, new things to learn and opportunities to develop professionally.” Ladies in the 1950s and ladies in 2022 – Paula, Nina and Susanna – working at our laboratory.
Our mill’s laboratory performs environmental analyses, participates in quality control and product development, analyses samples and contributes to ensuring the operation of the mill.
Ladies in the bureau in the 1950s and ladies – Eija and Miina – in the HR bureau in 2022.
Everyone of us who work at MM Kotkamills start our employment through the HR bureau. Here we sign an employment contract, our photos are taken and we receive our cards and documents. This guarantees a good foundation for the employment.
We celebrate the 150th anniversary of our sawmill. The Kotka sawmill has produced sawn timber since 1872. A lot has changed along the way, but high-quality logs and innovation have been the pillars of our sawmill which is one of Finland’s oldest sawmills still in operation. Also today during Jorma’s and Joonas’ shift, ecological wood products made from certified suppliers’ logs are shipped from Kotka to customers around the world.
The Saturing Kraft Paper is quite a wonder.
Since the 1950s, paper machine 1 at Kotka mill has been producing first sack paper and from the 1960s Absorbex® Saturating Kraft paper. Mr Laamanen and Mr Mattila examine the paper in the 1950s and Mr Ukkola and Mr Seppälä admire the quality of paper in 2022, the 150th anniversary year of the mill.
For the production of Saturing Kraft Paper, MM Kotkamills uses sawdust, by-product of the sawmill industry. MM Kotkamills’ unique process turns sawdust into unbleached pulp and produces speciality paper for use in high pressure laminates. Therefore, carbon is stored into the products for up to decades.
Our Paper Machine 2, built at the beginning of the 1950s, was replaced by an innovative Board Machine in 2016. For decades sack paper, newsprint and magazine paper was shipped from the Kotka harbours abroad. Today customers are provided with fully-recyclable consumer boards to replace plastics in packaging and in food service applications.