According to the aggregated results for 2015, Södra's sawmill at Värö is the largest in Sweden. In 2015, Värö produced a sawn volume of nearly 600,000 cubic metres. Systematic work with planning, maintenance and efficiency improvements underlies the increase in production volumes. The total raw material consumption is 1.2 million cubic metres, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
"The type of construction timber produced at Värö is used for housing construction, for example, and is in high demand," says Anders Pålsson, Sawmill Manager.
Production at the Värö sawmill comprises 80% spruce and 20% pine. While core markets are located in the UK and the US, the sawmill also supplies China, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. And full production capacity has not yet been reached.
"We have more capacity. Working in an industry with high demand, interested customers and strong regrowth of the raw material is positive," says Anders Pålsson. "Wood has many advantages. It absorbs CO2 throughout its entire lifetime, for example, which makes a positive contribution to the climate."