Milestones of Horizon's developments

President, Mr. Konstantin Pats, in Kehra, 10.06.1937

Soda Recovery Boiler delivery, 19.08.1937

Pulp Production, 1938

View on the paper machines no. 1 and 2 in the 70's.

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“KEHRA MILLS” (1936-1993) 

1936, August 27th
A corporation named "Kehra Mills" was established with 100% state ownership.
1937, April 17th
The building company "Edenberg Brothers" started civil work of the mill.
1938, August 25th
The new sulfate Pulp Mill in Kehra was inaugurated.
Installation of paper machines no. 1 and 2. Kraft paper production began three years later.
First sack machines to produce sewn sacks, were erected.
PM3 (Voith) started. Sack plant equipment was completely replaced with the new one. Capacity of sack production reached 135 mln sacks per year.
Disintegration of the Soviet Union lead to the new ownership of the Mill.  The Ministry of Economics of Estonia  (independent state) became the new owner.
Mill was shut due to problem in the lower drum of Recovery Boiler, the new owner was not in a position with the resources to restart production at the “Kehra Mills”.
1993, March 1st
The plant was designated for liquidation.
The Mill came back with a new lease on life, when Tolaram Group acquired it.


1995, July
Tolaram Group of Singapore acquired
the mill and named it “Horizon Pulp & Paper” Ltd.
1995, October
The mill resumed its commercial production.
IFC became the Shareholder of the company.
1998, June
President of Estonia inaugurated the Tissue Converting Plant in Kehra.
Signing of “Phase I Agreement” (modernization and rehabilitation of Horizon) with IFC – investment of USD 10.5 million.
“Phase II Agreement” (modernization and rehabilitation of Horizon) was signed with IFC and Leonia Bank / Finvera – investment of EUR 31.9 million.
“Phase II” completed.
 Installed state of the art washing line - DD Washer - supplied by Andritz.
Tolaram bought back the shares from IFC, becoming 100% shareholder of “Horizon”.
2011, December

Installed new "Super Batch" cooking system - supplied by Metso.