Metsä Group’s sawmills in Finland have been integrated into Metsä Fibre in a group internal transaction as of 1 November 2016. Jani Riissanen has been appointed SVP Sawmill business. Until now, the sawmills have been part of the Group’s wood products industry Metsä Wood apart from the Svir sawmill in Russia, which has already been part of Metsä Fibre.
The transfer is done to fully utilise the industrial synergies between pulp production and sawmilling. Use of wood raw material and logistics costs can be optimised even better than so far in a combined entity. Metsä Wood will act as Metsä Fibre’s sawn timber sales channel in the future.
The sawmills included in the transaction are Vilppula, Lappeenranta, Renko, Merikarvia, Kyrö and Eskola, with a combined annual sawn timber production of approximately 1,6 million cubic meters.