Raute will supply Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) production equipment to Steico Społka z o.o., the Polish subsidiary of German timber construction systems and wood fiber insulation manufacturer Steico SE.
The order, worth EUR 17.5 million, is Steico’s second LVL line at the Czarna Woda location in Poland. The scope of supply comprises a veneer drying line, dry veneer grading, composing and scarfing lines as well as LVL lay-up line, pre-press and hot press. The machinery will be manufactured at Raute’s Nastola, Shanghai and Kajaani plants, and delivered in the first half of 2017.
This order is part of the second phase of the LVL manufacturing project, which Steico and Raute initiated in June 2014. Production is expected to reach full capacity by mid-2018. The first phase was completed in mid-2015.
The total annual capacity of Steico’s LVL mill is expected to double to 160,000 m3 when the new line is in full production. Main raw material will mostly be Polish-grown Pine.
Steico is one of the leading wooden construction material producers in Europe. The company offers wood fiber insulation materials, sarking and sheathing boards, ETICS (external thermal insulation compound systems), I-joists, hardboards and LVL.