Setra Färila invests in new sawmill equipment

Setra has decided to invest in technology at the Färila sawmill in order to further strengthen competitiveness. The decision has now been made that AriVislanda will be the main supplier of the new equipment. 

In October 2015 the sawmill machine manufacturer AriVislanda will supply new sawmill equipment with a control system from RemaSawco to Setra’s sawmill in Färila. The machinery will go into operation in stages during the autumn and the sawmill is expected to return to its present production level by the end of November.

“We chose AriVislanda and RemaSawco as suppliers because their concept meets the function and quality we want in a cost-effective manner,” says Mattias Forslund, Manager of Setra Färila.

“The investment will lead to a higher sawing yield through thinner cuts and more accurate measurement of produced goods. This is entirely in line with our long-term goal to make the best use of our high-quality raw material from this region,” says Forslund.

“We will also achieve greater flexibility in terms of market and higher productivity through more sophisticated control of the machinery,” says Forslund.

Setra Group has a total of nine sawmills, three processing units and two modular building factories. Setra Färila is a specialised whitewood sawmill with approximately 55 employees. Production in 2014 totalled 151,000 cubic metres of sawn product.

For further information, please contact:

Jonas Björnståhl, Head of Sawn Wood Products business area
Telephone: +46 26 14 78 76, mobile: +46 761 38 58 43

Mattias Forslund, Manager Setra Färila (on parental leave)
Telephone: +46 651 76 81 03, mobile: +46 708 99 22 01

Anders Wallberg, acting Manager Setra Färila
Telephone: +46 651 76 81 08, mobile: +46 761 03 43 92

Press contact: Lotta Löwhagen Lundberg, lotta.lowhagen.lundberg@setragroup.com, +46 706 54 13 44

Setra is one of Sweden’s largest wood products companies. We process raw material from responsibly managed forests and offer climate-friendly products and solutions for building and living in a global market. The Group has approximately 900 employees and annual sales of SEK 4.2 billion. Exports to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia account for about 60% of sales.

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Setra is one of Sweden’s largest wood products companies and a leading player in Europe. We process raw material from responsibly managed forests and offer climate-friendly products and solutions for building and living in a global market. The Group has approximately 800 employees and annual sales of SEK 4.2 billion. Exports to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia account for about 60% of sales.

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