UPM Timber invests in modernization of Korkeakoski sawmill

Press Release 29.11.2023 10:00 EET

UPM invests nearly 10 million euros in the modernization of the Korkeakoski sawmill. A new split saw supplied by USNR will start operating at the sawmill in 2025. This is a very significant investment in the efficiency and competitiveness of the Korkeakoski sawmill.

"The sawmill industry has a long history of over 60 years in Korkeakoski. Great work has been done here for a long time, and this investment is an excellent continuation of that. The Korkeakoski sawmill has been a model example of excellent production efficiency, and this investment will further strengthen our position", says Korkeakoski Sawmill Director Janne Klaavuniemi.

In the modernization of the sawmill, the split saw in the second stage of sawing will be renewed, along with automation and other equipment. The investment enables more efficient use of raw materials, as the same amount of logs convert to more end product. Modern equipment also increases energy efficiency.

“We aim to develop our sawmills more efficient and responsible in the long term. This investment is a great milestone and very much in line with our goals, as we aim to be a forerunner in sustainability in the industry”, says Thomas Westerback, UPM Timber’s Director, Sustainability and Investments.

For further information please contact:
Janne Klaavuniemi, Sawmill Director, UPM Timber, tel. +358 504 583 423
Thomas Westerback, Director, Sustainability and Investments, UPM Timber, tel. +358 407 756 384

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