Junnikkala Announces Plans to Build New State-of-the-Art Sawmill in Oulu Finland

Increasing demand for high-quality and sustainable timber products in the construction industry on a global scale, combined with the positive development of the sawmill industry, has provided an opportunity for Junnikkala to make 70 million Euro investment in the construction of a modern sawmill in Oulu Finland. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and the mill should be operational in 2023. The investment will utilize state of the art sawmill technology and Nordic innovation. The modern sawmill can process the timber in all sizes and the enclosed sawing process minimizes the internal traffic at the factory. The location of the sawmill creates great logistic synergies in receiving the material, delivering the by-products for energy production and the transportation of the timber products. This cuts the emissions and brings renewable, more sustainable options for a circular economy. The production capacity of the new sawmill will be 300,000 m3 per year. The new sawmill will process 700,000 m3 of wood, 80% of which is redwood and the rest being whitewood. Junnikkala currently has two sawmills in Northern Finland in Kalajoki and Oulainen. When the new mill is complete Junnikkala production will increases up to 650,000 m3 which means procuring 1.4 million m3 of wood per year and makes the company one of the largest among the sawmill industry in Finland. The annual turnover is estimated to be about Euro 250 million. Up to 90% of the production of the new Oulu sawmill will be exported from the Port of Oulu to 50 different countries all over the world.

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Junnikkala to build new Euro 70 million sawmill in Oulu, Finland