Setra invests in Nyby sawmill

Setra has decided to upgrade the existing trimmer at Nyby sawmill. The investment includes brand new machinery, a new cutting system and installation of automated sorting. The investment is part of the efficiency improvement programme underway at Setra designed to further strengthen the wood products company’s competitiveness.

“With this investment we will be able to raise our productivity while adapting to future demands for the product we work with,” says Karl Pontus Larsson, Mill Manager at Nyby sawmill.

“We will rebuild large parts of the trimmer with new machines and control systems at the same time as we convert to automated sorting. The equipment we have today dates from the mid-1980s and has done us well but this investment will provide a significant improvement,” says Larsson.

The work will be carried out in cooperation with ScanWare which will supply a BoardMaster NOVA and CGV (C. Gunnarssons Verkstads AB) which will deliver the machinery and control system. The investment is planned to go into operation in the fourth quarter of 2014.

“Here at Nyby sawmill we are very pleased to be given this opportunity. Once this investment is completed we will be able to supply an even better product for many years ahead,” says Larsson.

The major gains with automated timber sorting are that it provides more consistent quality grades, increased flexibility to meet customer requirements and lower production costs.

Setra Nyby, which is located in Björklinge just north of Uppsala, is a specialised redwood sawmill with approximately 70 employees. The Setra Group has a total of nine sawmills, three processing units and two modular building factories.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Pontus Larsson, Mill Manager Setra Nyby

Telephone: +46 18 56 08 05

Setra is one of Sweden’s largest wood products companies and a leading player in Europe. We offer eco-certified wood products for interiors and construction to customers in the building materials trade and industry. The Group has approximately 900 employees and annual sales of SEK 4 billion. Exports to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia account for almost 60% of sales. Read more at www.setragroup.com

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

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