Holmen refines sawmilling business in Sweden

Holmen informed about measures at its two existing sawmills to refine the business. According to the announcement, the company is executing the following actions at Braviken Sawmill and Iggesund Sawmill:

  • at Braviken Sawmill, two types of wood are now being sawn, distribution has been streamlined and the degree of added value is being increased through the construction of a wood treatment plant;
  • at Iggesund Sawmill, investments in the plant have increased already capacity by 15% over the past year. Furthermore, opportunities to establish production of solid wood wall modules (cross laminated timber) are being investigated as a result of the greater interest in wood construction.

Earlier Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Linghem Sawmill in Sweden from Rörvik Timber.

 

About Holmen:

The company is a forest industry group that manufactures printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber and runs forestry and energy production operations.

Source: Woodbizforum