Production halt in forestry group Södra
The advantage for Swedish sawmills has disappeared with the appreciation of the Swedish Crown. In order to adapt to the demand the forestry group Södra , which consists of 50 000 forest owners, has decided to halt production at all its ten sawmills from 23 December to 10 January writes the local newspaper Smålandsposten.
Perhaps is is not big news to have a Christmas break but Södra Timbers CEO Peter Nilsson comments to the newspaper. Swedish sawmills could recently lose market share therefore we want to bring down production to avoid having to reduce prices in local currencies, ". Södra has sawmills in Långasjö, Mönsterås, Orrefors, Värö, Traryd, Ramkvilla, Unnefors, Åstorp, Åtvidaberg and Kinda. In total, approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sawn and planed timber are produced by the forestry group annually.