Bergs Timber invests in Vimmerby sawmill

Bergs Timber invests in the sawmill in Vimmerby. A development plan was made when the acquisition was made in 2017. The first step was taken in the summer of 2018 and now it is time to take the second step towards modernization.

Bergs Timber acquired Vimmerby sawmill in 2017. At the time of the acquisition, a plan was made for modernization and increased profitability. The first step was implemented in the summer of 2018 when the saw line was replaced, which has had good effects on results and key performance indicators.

The Board has now decided to proceed with step two of the plan which includes an investment of SEK 30 million in new camera technology for sorting the wood products. The investment will take place in the summer of 2020. After the investment, the production will also be focused on pine.

“The investment provides an increase in capacity and increased flexibility in the choice of products and customers. At the same time, the investment improves the working environment and Vimmerby becomes a modern and efficient sawmill,” says Peter Nilsson.
   

Further information about this press release can be provided by Bergs Timber’s CEO and group president Peter Nilsson, +46 703 15 09 27 or CFO Anders Marklund, +46 702 84 47 96.

Bergs Timber AB (publ), 556052–2798, Bergs väg 13, SE-570 84 Mörlunda, telephone +46 10 19 98 500. More information about our operations can be found on our web page under the address www.bergstimber.se.

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Bergs Timber can be found on both sides of the Baltic Sea with sawmills and processing in an overall production totalling around 1 million cubic meters of sawn timber products. In Latvia we manufacture gardening products, windows, doors and prefabricate houses, while in Sweden we have a facility for rot-proofing wood. We also have an operation in the UK. We are entrepreneurs in an organisation with decentralised responsibility. The entire business is characterized by security and reliability. We always aim to be perceived as the most attractive alternative for our customers through modern, made-to-order production and a unique product. We make investments in our facilities and fine tune them daily to meet your requirements. Forest owners can feel safe with us as their collaborative partner in the forestry industry. We also make the best possible use of your timber in our facilities. Wood binds carbon dioxide and the wood products industry helps people make sustainable, climate-friendly choices. People who invest in Bergs Timber are making a sustainable investment.

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