Södra’s Värö-based sawmill, the largest in Sweden, produced nearly 600,000 cubic metres of sawn wood in 2015. While the total raw material consumption was 1.2 million cubic metres, systematic planning, maintenance and efficiency improvements accounted for the increase in production volumes, the company said in a press release.
“Timber produced at Värö is used for housing construction and it is is in high demand,” said sawmill manager Anders Pålsson.
The Värö sawmill processes 80% Spruce and 20% Pine. It mainly ships to the UK and USA, as well as China, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.
Full production capacity has yet to be reached, added Pålsson. “High demand, interested customers and good forest regrowth are positive signs of growth. Wood has many advantages. It absorbs CO2 throughout its entire lifetime and makes a positive contribution to the climate.”
Source: Lesprom Network/ Edited by Panels & Furniture Asia