In order to develop operations and strengthen competitiveness, Setra is carrying out productivity enhancing investments of approximately SEK 15 million ($1.8 million) at the Rolfs sawmill in Kalix, Sweden. At the same time, production will be adapted to the market, resulting among other things in a lower processing volume than previously, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The new production focus means a lower total production volume, primarily of processed products, where the future emphasis will be on a more specialised range of pressure-treated and finger-jointed products. In organisational terms the planned change means that 23 of the total of 63 positions will be affected when the operations are transferred to single shift working. Negotiations under the Co-determination at Work Act (MBL) will be initiated.
Setra Rolfs is an integrated sawmill, which means the unit both saws and further processes wood products including planing, finger jointing and pressure treatment. Setra Rolfs mainly saws pine and had a production volume of 82,000 cubic metres in 2014.