At present, the maintenance of the company’s plywood and Kerto LVL mills has been outsourced to the industrial maintenance company Quant. On April 24, 2024, Metsä Group and Quant Finland and Quant Estonia signed an agreement on the transfer of business for the maintenance operations to Metsä Group, and the transfer is scheduled to take place on October 1, 2024.

The Finnish Competition Authority has approved the business arrangement in Finland, while in Estonia the business transaction is still subject to approval by the Estonian Competition Authority.

Related to the arrangements, Quant's employees working at Metsä Group's plywood and Kerto LVL mills (approximately 150 people in total) will transfer to the service of Metsä Group starting from October 1, 2024 through a transfer of business.

"Maintenance is an important part of Metsä Wood's industrial efficiency. For the past seven years, we have been developing maintenance operations and occupational safety in co-operation with Quant. As a next step, we will integrate the maintenance operations into our own organisation and further strengthen the productive co-operation between maintenance and production", said Jaakko Anttila, executive vice-president of Metsä Wood.