Tilhill Forestry is integrating into BSW Group’s timber supply chain in the UK

BSW and Tilhill Forestry announced the final stage of the completion of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group. After finalization of the phase, the companies will create a vertically integrated timber supply chain. The integration process will start immediately and will be a phased process completing by March 31, 2018.

According to the announcement, the last stage involves the combining of the BSW Sawmills UK log buying team with Tilhill Forestry’s timber harvesting team. Once the integration is complete Tilhill Forestry will have sole responsibility for the sawlog supply into BSW’s UK sawmills.

Tilhill Forestry will continue to supply sawlogs, small round wood and biomass to its other customers with no change to the current security of supply or contract terms.

George McRobbie, Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry, commented:

“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies and is a logical consolidation following the acquisition of Tilhill by BSW two years ago. This change will bring efficiency gains and provide a strong and robust foundation for us to develop improvements to the timber supply chain not just for BSW but for Tilhill’s other customers too.”

UPM concluded the sale of 100% of its shares of Tilhill Forestry to BSW Timber Ltd in 2015.

Earlier BSW Timber started a new investment phase at a sawmill in the UK.

About BSW Timber:

The company is the UK’s largest fully integrated forestry enterprise.

Source: Woodbizforum