Metsä Fibre’s Merikarvia sawmill

Merikarvia sawmill

Basic details

Production capacity: 230,000 m3/year of pine sawn timber
Applications for pine sawn timber:

  • High-quality glulams, log houses and the woodworking industry
  • Planed goods, the manufacture of windows and doors as well as finger jointing
  • Packaging industry
  • Skirting boards
  • Thermally modified timber

Share of exports approximately: 94%
Personnel: 75
Wood consumption: 472,000 m3 of pine wood a year
Share of certified wood: 99%

History

1972 Kouhi Oy builds the sawmill
1991 Botnia Wood acquires the sawmill
1995 The name is changed to Oy Metsä Timber Ltd
1999 The name is changed to Finnforest Oy
2004 Camera sorting
2007 X-ray equipment for log sorting
2012 Unified Metsä identity, the Wood Products Industry becomes Metsä Wood
2013 Automated log rounding
2016 Metsä Group’s sawmills in Finland become part of Metsä Fibre

Metsä Fibre
Merikarvia sawmill
Riku Iisakkala, Mill Manager

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