Södra divests UAB SIWood to Soernsen Group

Södra is divesting UAB SIWood in Lithuania to the German company Soernsen Group. The transfer will take place on 1 July.

SIWood is a subsidiary of the Södra Group that produces MDF products for walls and ceilings, architrave, window sills and window reveals. The company has annual production of 1 million m2 and its largest markets are the building materials trade in Sweden and Norway. Some 60 people are employed at the facility.

“On January 1st this year, we transferred Södra Wood Grimslöv to Soernsen Group and have since deepened our cooperation with the company. Today, Soernsen Group is one of our main suppliers, and its acquisition of SIWood will further strengthen our collaboration. With the takeover of SIWood, Soernsen will gain a competitive production model, resulting in greater delivery reliability and improved flexibility for us as a customer,” said Jörgen Lindquist, Business Area President of Södra Wood.

The buyer is Soernsen Group, which was founded in 1945 and has several production sites in northern Germany, Estonia and Sweden. The company produces a broad range of mouldings; its standard assortment contains more than 3,000 items in various wood species and it delivers to countries worldwide. It has sales of EUR 70 million and 350 employees.

“The Soernsen Group is facing a strong increase in business activity this year. SIWood focuses on producing MDF mouldings and panels for the Scandinavian markets and has some spare capacity. Soernsen has a strong demand for MDF skirtings for Central Europe. SIWood, which will stand for Soernsen International Wood in the future, will soon present an expanded range of MDF products. In addition, pine products will be launched in the second half of 2017,” said Robert Soernsen, CEO of Soernsen Group.

“The Lithuanian staff stays highly motivated and is already enjoying the good cooperation between Södra and Soernsen,” concluded Robert Soernsen.

For more information, please contact:
Jörgen Lindquist, Business Area President, Södra Wood,
Tel: +46 (0)470-892 27

Södras Pressroom
Tel: +46 (0)470-890 90
E-mail: press@sodra.com

Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry. 

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Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of close to 52,000 forest owners. Södra is also an international forest industry Group, with 3,400 employees around the world. Net sales in 2017 were 20.5 SEK billion. Balancing production efficiency with nature conservation guides everything that we do. We produce timber, interior wood products, pulp for paper and textiles, and green energy. We use every part of the tree, and are always looking to develop new products from this fantastic, renewable raw material. Södra is a world-leading producer of market pulp and also owns one of the largest sawmill operations in Europe. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the future of sustainable forestry.

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