Setra invests in Malå and Färila

During autumn 2015, Setra will make technology investments at the sawmills in Malå and Färila in order to further strengthen competitiveness.

At Setra Malå the investment involves upgrading the trimmer and includes a camera for automated sorting and a new control system. Exactly as at Setra’s sawmills in Färila and Nyby, where similar investments were made in 2014, the goal is to improve the efficiency of timber sorting with more consistent quality, lower production costs and improved flexibility to meet customer demands.

At Setra Färila the investment includes a saw line and sawing equipment. This will result in a higher yield due to thinner cuts and more precise measurement of goods produced. The investment will also provide greater market flexibility as well as increased productivity due to more sophisticated control of the machinery.

“Both Malå and Färila are units within Setra that have been conducting successful improvement work for several years. The organisations are now ready to take the next step and with the help of these investments they will be able to shift into a higher gear for enhanced competitiveness,” says Jonas Björnståhl, Head of the Sawn Wood Products business area.

Both investments are scheduled to take place in autumn 2015.

Setra Group has a total of nine sawmills, three processing units and two modular building factories. Setra Malå is a redwood sawmill with integrated processing. The number of employees is approximately 80 and production volume in 2014 totalled 174,000 cubic metres. Setra Färila is a whitewood sawmill with 55 employees and production in 2014 of 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 76 138 58 43

Rickard Westerberg, Mill Manager, Setra Malå
Telephone: +46 953 414 11, mobile +46 70 206 18 82

Mattias Forslund, Mill Manager, Setra Färila
Telephone: +46 651-76 81 03, mobile +46 70 899 22 01

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 construction and homes 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.

Read more at www.setragroup.com.

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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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