Södra is increasing the annual production volume at the Mönsterås sawmill by 100,000 m³, requiring a third shift and approximately 30 new employees.
“The journey of change undertaken by Södra’s sawmills in recent years is now yielding results in terms of more competitive production and a better offering to our customers,” said Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area.
Over the past two years, Södra has implemented structural changes in its sawmill operations to strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness.
“With our focus to grow with our customers, we need to increase production at Mönsterås to meet demand” said Lindquist.
Sustainable construction is driving interest in timber as a building material and the proportion of timber-frame buildings is growing all over Europe.
“This is one of the reasons why we have entered the timber building system segment and are investing in a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at our sawmill at Värö,” sad said Lindquist.
“Production at the new facility will require a certain volume from the sawmill at Värö. The higher volume at Mönsterås will offset some of the volume we will use in CLT production. Our acquisition of the UK sales company Södra Wood Ltd has also improved our market potential.
“We see a very bright future and believe it is built with timber”.