Timber producer Södra is increasing the annual production volume of sawn timber at the Mönsterås sawmill by 100,000 sq m from March 1 2019.
The investment will see the sawmill implementing a third shift and taking on 30 new employees. This will require a third shift and approximately 30 new employees.
“With our focus to grow with our customers, we need to increase production at Mönsterås to meet demand” said Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area.
“The journey of change undertaken by Södra’s sawmills in recent years is now yielding results in terms of more competitive production and a better offering to our customers,” said Jörgen Lindquist,
Over the past two years, Södra has implemented structural changes in its sawmill operations to strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness. The market outlook is bright and sustainable construction is driving the interest in timber as a building material. The underlying demand for sawn timber is high.
The company is investing in a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at the Värö sawmill and the increase in capacity at the Mönsterås facility will augment this.