Cornerstone of the Finnish economy

Sawn timber was Finland’s fifth most important export item in 2018: its export value was EUR 1.8 billion. Sawmills utilise one third of the roundwood harvested in Finland annually, paying two thirds of forest owners’ stumpage earnings.

Sawn timber is a product that binds the carbon stored in forests for as long as centuries.

Contact information

+358 20 779 0960

Säästöpankinranta 4 C 24, 00530 Helsinki

Finnish Sawmills Association

The Finnish Sawmills Association, established in 1945, promotes the interests of the independent sawmilling industry. The association has more than 30 member companies.


Market deceleration in 2019 amid long-term raw material challenges

  MARKET DECELERATION IN 2019 AMID LONG-TERM RAW MATERIAL CHALLENGES  EOS PRESS RELEASE    Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the facilities of the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. This year's...

Climate change is shaking up the sawn timber markets

CLIMATE CHANGE IS SHAKING UP THE SAWN TIMBER MARKETS Finland has enjoyed warm weather for two summers in a row now. The heat wave in Europe, however, was unbearable. People are being punished by climate change, but for many harmful insects, global warming brings...

Career inspiration from Finland

CAREER INSPIRATION FROM FINLAND At the end of April, Max Schneider and a friend of his packed up the car and embarked on a road trip from southern Germany to Finland, a journey of more than 2,400 kilometres. Their destination was Versowood’s Vierumäki Sawmill, where a...

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Sawn softwood is not only traditional construction material but a modern, renewable, sustainable and climate mitigating  material for various end-uses.

Pekka Kopra, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Sawmills Association


contact information

+358 20 779 0960

Säästöpankinranta 4 C 24, 00530 HELSINKI

Association that promotes the interests of the Finnish sawmilling industry

The Finnish Sawmills Association promotes the business operations of its member companies by representing their interests. The association’s membership base consists of approximately 30 companies that operate throughout the country. Nearly all of our members are family companies with a face.