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2017-10-24

Setra invests in a new trim saw and planing machine in Hasselfors

Wood products company Setra is investing in a new trim saw with integrated planing machine at its mill in Hasselfors. The investment is expected to deliver major efficiency gains and help to strengthen Setra’s position in the global construction market.

Setra’s Board has decided to invest in a new trim saw with integrated planing machine at Hasselfors sawmill. The new investment, amounting to SEK 300 million, is expected to deliver major efficiency gains and forms an integral part of Setra’s strategy to increase the proportion of finished products in response to the growing demand in the global construction market.

“This investment will allow us to boost our competitiveness and sharpen up our offer to customers in Sweden, the rest of Europe and, not least, markets outside Europe. The investment will also mean greater flexibility and better service for existing and new customers alike,” says Olle Berg, Market Director at Setra.

With the new facility in place, the mill in Hasselfors is expected to produce 320,000 m3 of wood products. Planed products will make up around two thirds of overall production.

“This is a major step in our Hasselfors mill’s continued development. The new trim saw and planing machine will enable us to significantly improve the efficiency of our current operation. We’ll be able to expand and enhance our product portfolio and better meet our customers’ wishes, which is something we’re really looking forward to,” explains Jonas Fintling, Mill Manager at Setra Hasselfors.