Brussels — Recticel has started trial production at its PU insulated board plant in Mantsala, Finland as promised in March this year.
Sami Kivisto,commercial director for Nordics at Recticel Insulation, told local paper Mantsalan Uutiset that regular production at the plant is scheduled to begin in November.
The plant in Mantsala is currently run by a workforce of 30. The manufacturer is already recruiting further employees for its Finnish operations, according to Kivisto.
In 2017, the company bought 40,000 m2 land for its project, and signed a deal to reserve an adjacent 46,000 m2.
Recticel has said the production facility is expected to generate sales growth in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia starting in 2019.
The manufacturer’s first Finnish offshoot, Recticel Oy, is located in Kuovola, in Finland’s south-east. Recticel also operates a factory there.