UPM Alholma sawmill

UPM Alholma sawmill is located in UPM Pietarsaari mill integrate. The sawmill produces both redwood and whitewood sawn timber from certified raw material.

In brief

​Annual capacity

270 000 m3 of redwood and whitewood sawn timber.

UPM Timber capacity / year


60 employees directly employed by UPM Alholma sawmill.

Altogether around 400 people work in the UPM Pietarsaari mill integrate in sawn timber and pulp production as well as in wood sourcing.

History and investment roadmap

​Alholma sawmill was originally established by Wilhelm Schauman in 1896. Today it is an efficient sawmill with modern machinery and skilled people. Latest developments include renewal of sticking machine and packaging line in 2014.

​2014Sticking and packaging machines renewal
2013​Log X-ray
2011​New green sorting plant
2008Camera grading
2007​The sawmilling business was incorporated into the UPM-Kymmene Oyj.
​2004​Sawline upgrade
2001​The mill was renamed Alholma Sawmill and Planing
1999​Kilning capacity increase: new chambers
1998New log grading line and sawn infeed
1996Wisatimber became part of Yhtyneet Sahat Oy
New grading plant
​1990-92​Kilning capacity increase: new chambers
​1990​Alholma was renamed Wisatimber
1987Schauman merged into Kymmene –Group
1983New sawline
1960Alholma sawmill and Pietarsaaren Selluloosa Oy merged into Wilhelm Schauman AB
1896Alholma sawmill was set up by Wilhelm Schauman



​UPM Alholma sawmill
Pormestarinsaarentie 7, PO Box 137
FI-68600 Pietarsaari
Tel. +358 2041 4143
E-mail: timber@upm.com

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​We have all major certificates:

  • Quality Management System ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management System ISO 14001
  • PEFC and FSC Chain-of-Custody

These and more information about certificates can be found through this link.