Metsä Wood strengthens its presence in Denmark
Metsä Wood Press Release 1 March 2013
Metsä Wood strengthens its presence in Denmark by setting up an own sales and marketing team. The new team will focus on the sales and marketing of load-bearing structures: Kerto®, Finnjoist I-beams, Leno CLT and framing solutions in Denmark. The birch plywood sales in Denmark will be handled directly by Metsä Wood’s Plywood Business Line. Metsä Wood’s current partner Moelven Danmark continues as the representative for Metsä Wood in Thermo Wood and sawn timber products.
“We are delighted to have direct access to the market and cooperate with our customers ensuring agility and customer focus in operations. Our five person team will consist of current Moelven Team Beam employees strengthened with additional sales resource. We thank Moelven for their close cooperation over the years,” says Ari Tiukkanen, Senior Vice President of Metsä Wood’s Building Products.
The new arrangement is beneficial for both parties. “Moelven Group wants to focus on distribution of the products that fit to the parent company’s offered range the best,” Michael Helmershøj, Director of Moelven Danmark explains.
The new Metsä Wood team will be located in Metsä Tissue’s Copenhagen office, also part of Metsä Group. Logistics handling services remain unaffected. With regard to orders for the above mentioned products, Moelven Danmark will handle all deliveries until 31 March 2013. Orders for delivery after 31 March will be handled by Metsä Wood.
For further information, please contact:
Ari Tiukkanen, Senior Vice President, Building Products, Metsä Wood, tel. +358 50 598 7293
Lasse Wikström, Senior Vice President, Plywood, Metsä Wood, tel.+358 50 307 1792
Metsä Wood offers competitive and eco-efficient wood-based solutions for industrial construction customers, other industrial customers and the home and lifestyle sectors. We manufacture products from Nordic wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Our sales were EUR 904 million in 2012, and we employ about 2,700 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.