Best Wood Schneider GmbH with production site in southern Germany has released more details on their plans to build a state of the art, Euro 80 million sawmill in Meßkirch. The new mill will produce up to 200,000 m3 of lumber and 100,000 m3 of CLT per year. The facility will be highly automated, with separate lines for small diameter and large diameter logs. Schneider will be relying on a mix of German, Finnish and Swedish manufactures for machinery. For the log yard operation Schneider has chosen mechanization from Holtec and will only accept shorter length logs (up to 4m) to eliminate log sorting. Instead the logs are fed separately according to small and large diameters on two independent feeding conveyors. Beginning installation is planned for the summer of 2021 and commissioning in the winter of 2022.
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