Valutec is expanding in the UK
Scottish sawmill Adam Wilson has invested in a new timber kiln from Valutec. The equipment to be delivered will be one of the first modern continuous kilns in the British Isles.
“This may usher in a trend similar to that in Central Europe, where we are seeing more and more companies choosing continuous kilns,” says Jon Lindberg, Sales Manager at Valutec.
The mill is located in Troon, Ayrshire. The Irish sawmill group Glennon Brothers purchased the sawmill three years ago and initiated an overhaul of the kilns. They already have good knowledge and experience of Valutec’s timber kilns, so when it became clear that Adam Wilson needed to invest, Valutec was the natural choice.
“We have a tradition of collaboration with Glennon Brothers and so it’s great to get involved and be instrumental in their venture in Scotland. It’s an important delivery for us,” says Jon.
The kiln is an OTC continuous kiln and has a capacity of approximately 50,000 cubic metres per year. It is equipped with a heat recovery system, pressure frames and Valutec’s Valmatics control system. It will be used to dry boards and planks to a target moisture content of 20 per cent.
“The capacity of sawmills is increasing and continuous kilns are often a sensible choice for medium-sized and large sawmills, thanks to their high capacity and good operating economy,” says Jon.
Annual production in the UK is 3.8 million cubic metres of sawn lumber, compared with 2.5 million in Norway and 18 million in Sweden.
“The sawmill market in the UK is moving forward, and most sawmills are in Scotland. So it’s an exciting market,” says Jon.
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The desire to increase the use of wood is the ultimate reason for Valutec's existence. We have been combining Scandinavian expertise in the field of timber drying with insights into the challenges facing our customers for almost 100 years. This has all been done with the aim of pushing the boundaries of what is possible, both as regards value-creating timber kilns as well as intelligent control systems. The Valutec Group has companies in Sweden, Finland, Russia and Canada, and with more than 4,000 timber kilns delivered, we are the leading supplier in Europe. Read more about our “Good for Wood” outlook at www.valutec.se.