Wednesday, July 5, 2023
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Koskisen’s new processing unit starts functioning from the beginning of July. The full working capability of the new production unit will take time and will mature by 2024. The company also believes that this newly developed production unit will significantly improve the productivity of the Sawn Timber Industry that will be starting from the next year. Jukka Pahta, CEO of Koskisen confidently assures that, “The new production line will increase sawmilling productivity by up to 40 per cent and enable the use of smaller log diameter. This way, we will be able to serve our customers with new products and the wood raw material will be used even more precisely in end products that bind carbon for a long time,”
The total investment in the new unit ranges to EUR 50 million in 2021–2024. Koskisen confirms that in the first phase the production capacity is expected to increase from 300,000 cubic meters to 400,000 cubic meters. The second phase will see better improvement as the capacity might increase up to 500,000 cubic meters. The development of the unit with latest world-class technology is not only improving the volumes but is also improving the quality of production. Tommi Sneck, Director, Sawn Timber Industry, therefore proudly states, “The new wood processing unit represents the latest world-class technology and efficiency, which is also in line with our high-quality driven strategy. We have succeeded in the project in accordance with the set goals on schedule and budget, which in part says a lot about our expertise and capability. Thanks for this go to both our own project organization and external contractors,”
Koskisen who is a well known manufacturer of high-quality standard sawn timber as well as dimensioned and strength-graded swan timber produced from spruce and pine plans further expansion. With these fresh investments they are moving towards larger production that is sold in markets outside Finland, especially Japan.