Metsä Fibre is Finland’s biggest producer of sawn timber


Sawn timber production process

We are the forerunner of our industry

Metsä Fibre is Finland’s biggest producer of sawn timber. The raw material of our products is high-quality northern spruce and pine log. Our production units are located in an optimal area in terms of the quality of the raw material.

We always know the origin of the wood we use, and high share of the raw material we use comes from certified forests. Thanks to high-quality and long-term forest management, Finland’s forests are growing more than ever, sequestering carbon and producing high-quality raw material for sawn timber.

Control of the entire value chain

Efficient and precise wood supply supervision provides a basis for our ability to provide our customers with the exact products they have ordered, promptly on schedule. In wood supply, we engage in close cooperation with Metsä Forest, which supplies all of the log wood we use.

We have developed a value chain extending from the forest to the end-user in an active and long-term manner. Thanks to our state-of-the-art management execution system in wood supply, we are able to react to changes in the sawn timber market flexibly and adjust our customers’ needs optimally to the wood supply.

Log sorting control based on matrix management allows us to ensure that, all the way up from the forest, the cutting of every log is based on the trunk’s conversion value as well as the length, diameter, and grade ordered by the customer as accurately as possible.

We meet the most demanding customer needs

We want to be a forerunner in the adoption of new solutions. We renew bravely and have invested in modern technology at our sawmills as part of the Sawmills of the Future concept.

Our sawmills employ shared operating models and, in the future, we will manage the production of all our units through the same user interface. This makes our operations cost-effective and predictable, also from the customer’s point of view.

We identify the kinds of applications for which the high-quality northern raw material of each of our production units is best suited. This is why we can make use of the wood’s properties efficiently, creating added value for our customers.

Cutting-edge technological solutions, such as 3D and log X-ray equipment as well as modern methods of drying quality management, allow us to meet our customers wishes even more precisely. As Finland’s biggest sawyer, we can offer large-scale product packages and fulfil even the most demanding customer requirements smoothly, through a “single” point of service.

We are known for the reliability of our deliveries. We have developed online services which give our customers the chance to track deliveries in real-time. Our efficient logistics solutions generate significant synergy benefits. The joint shipments of sawn timber and pulp to the Asian markets, for example, improve our competitiveness to a significant degree.

The best personnel

We invest strongly in the know-how of our personnel. At Metsä Fibre, the entire personnel are genuinely involved in the development of operations, due to which we can make use of the industry’s best practices at all of our production units. A motivated and competent personnel creates a competitive advantage and ensures that we can provide our customers with high-quality services in all situations.

We operate resource-efficiently

We improve our operations continuously, in all areas. We pursue more efficient production models which allow us to develop our cost and resource efficiency. We use 100 per cent of our wood raw material. The chip born as a side-stream of sawing is used in Metsä Fibre’s pulp production. The bark and sawdust are used in energy production, and the ashes can be used in earth building and fertilisation.

The life cycle of our sawn timber products is typically lengthy in, among others, construction solutions, thanks to which our products are ecological and meaningful, in terms of carbon sequestration.

Sawn timber process from forest to customer

Sawn timber production process