UPM Alholma sawmill



UPM Alholma sawmill produces both redwood and whitewood sawn timber from certified Nordic spruce and pine. This local timber professional is an efficient and modern sawmill with highly skilled personnel. The sawmill is located in Pietarsaari where the nearby port plays an important role in the export of forest products.



280 000 m3
of sawn timber / year
employees directly employed by Alholma sawmill
people work in the UPM Pietarsaari mill integrate


​We have all major certificates:

Quality Management System ISO 9001

Environmental Management System ISO 14001

Safety Management System ISO 45001 

PEFC /02-34-05 and FSC™ C086359 Chain-of-Custody

Alholma sawmill's certificate logos


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 were conducted in 2018 when the sawmill's kilning capacity was increased with new automating kilning chamber.

2018 Kilning capacity increase: new automating kilning
2014 Sticking and packaging machines renewal
2013 ​Log X-ray
2011 ​New green sorting plant
2008 Camera 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
1998 New log grading line and sawn infeed
1996 Wisatimber became part of Yhtyneet Sahat Oy
New grading plant
​1990-92 ​Kilning capacity increase: new chambers
​1990 ​Alholma was renamed Wisatimber
1987 Schauman merged into Kymmene –Group
1983 New sawline
1960 Alholma sawmill and Pietarsaaren Selluloosa Oy merged into Wilhelm Schauman AB
1896 Alholma sawmill was set up by Wilhelm Schauman

Shipping marks


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