Setra Group, one of Sweden’s largest wood products companies with eight sawmills and three processing plants, announced on Tuesday (7-13-21) that they were investing in a new saw line for small diameter logs at their facility in Skinnskatteberg. The investment will provide major efficiency improvement and increase resource utilization. The investment in the new saw line, which will include additional measures in other parts of the sawmill, amounts to approximately SEK 170 million. It is an important step in Setra’s construction strategy and enables an overall efficient production and a safer working environment on the small diameter log range in Setra’s southern raw material area.
In a statement prepared for the investment announcement, Katrina Levin, CEO of Setra said, “it will also improve productivity at other nearby Setra sawmills and enables a total increase in production of 150,000 m3 of sawn goods the next few years.” Mikael Romlin, Mill Manager at Skinnskatteberg, added that “the investment will improve conditions to create business process flows. Our coworkers are very engaged in working improvements, and a new saw line will further improve that.”
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