UPM Korkeakoski sawmill

 

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

UPM Korkeakoski sawmill produces redwood sawn timber from certified Nordic pine for multiple end uses e.g. in joinery industry. The sawmill is a prime example of excellent production efficiency and motivated personnel. This efficiency expert uses wood waste to generate heating energy in their own bioheating plant. The sawmill is surrounded by responsibly managed pine forests of Juupajoki, in the Central Finland. 

 
 

KORKEAKOSKI IN BRIEF

350 000 m3

of sawn timber / year

70

employees directly employed by Korkeakoski sawmill

In 2013

Korkeakoski sawmill's own bio heating plant was taken into use
 

Certificates

​We have all major certificates:

Quality Management System ISO 9001

Environmental Management System ISO 14001

PEFC and FSC Chain-of-Custody

 
 

 

History and investment roadmap

 

Sawmilling operations started in Korkeakoski in 1960. The sawmill has been largely modernised and it takes pride in efficient production. In 2013, a new bio heating plant was taken into use at Korkeakoski sawmill. The latest development was a new drying kiln channel in 2017.

 
2017 New drying kiln channel
​2016 ​Green sorting modernization​
​2015 ​Edging line modernization​
2014 Grading plant update​
2013 ​​New bio heating plant
2012 ​New kilning logic and automation​
2011 ​New sawline logic ​
2010 ​Trimmer modernization​ in green sorting
2008-9 ​Improving the storage facilites​
2007 ​​The sawmilling business was incorporated into the UPM-Kymmene Oyj
​2005 ​The sawmill modernization e.g. new grading plant and camera grading
2004 ​Belongs to UPM-Kymmene Wood Oy
2003 New log grading line inc. X-ray measurement unit and new saw infeed
1998-2004 ​New drying kilns and kilning modernizations
1996 Modernization of sawing
Belongs to UPM-Kymmene Oyj
1988 ​The sawmill to the ownership of United Papermills
1983 ​Production restarted after the fire
1981 ​The sawmill was destroyed in a fire
1960 Sawmilling started up
   

Shipping marks

Contacts

UPM Korkeakoski sawmill
Sahantie 10, PO Box 25,
FIN-35501 Korkeakoski, Finland
Tel. +358 2041 4149
E-mail: timber@upm.com