Sweden-based Setra to double sawmill production in Malå

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Swedish wood processing and supplier company Setra has decided to double its sawmill production in Malå, a municipality in the county Västerbotten, Sweden. Katarina Levin, CEO of Setra, said, “The investment will provide a real boost for Malå and the wider region, while also making Setra as a whole more competitive.”

The Setra Board is planning to invest around 390 million krona in the Malå sawmill, which will increase production in the first phase from the current 160,000 m3 per year to 350,000 m3 per year.

“It’s incredibly positive for the Board to greenlight this modernisation programme for the site, which will both sharpen our competitiveness and drive up the value added. The investment will enable us to produce high-quality products with superb accuracy and precision. The whole production line will be ultramodern, almost doubling output,” added Levin.

The facility in Malå will have a new log intake, a new saw line, an upgraded trim saw and a new drying unit. This new unit will deliver higher-quality products, more efficient production and a lower climate footprint through smarter processes compared with the current facilities.

Setra processes raw materials from responsibly managed forests and offer environmentally friendly products and solutions such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam) and sawn timber for the global construction market.