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.

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+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.


Finnish Samills Association is reinforcing its expertise

Finnish Sawmills Association has appointed M.Sc. Anniina Kostilainen as its manager of public relations   Sahateollisuus ry is reinforcing its expertise   Sahateollisuus ry (the Finnish Sawmills Association) is boosting its lobbying and advocacy. The association,...

Uncertainties in the Chinese market, potential in the U.S. market

Wood from Finland Conference in Helsinki More than three hundred professionals from 25 countries within the sawn softwood, logistics and education sectors gathered together on the 13th of Feb 2019 in Helsinki to participate the 17th Wood from Finland conference. The...

ISC2018 – Press release

Press Release, Riga 12 October 2018 A SATISFYING YEAR FOR THE TIMBER MARKETS AMID LONG-TERM CHALLENGES On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in the facilities of the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija....

Hallitusohjelman lupaukset jäivät odottamaan konkretiaa @TEM_uutiset @VMuutiset

Liikenteen päästötrendi on laskeva mutta lisätoimia tarvitaan, toteaa #ilmastovuosikertomus. Yksi keino voisi olla ns. ammattibiodieselin voimakkaasti kevennetty verotus - välttämättömät raaka-aineen kuljetusmäärät eivät laske, mutta kuljetusten ilmastovaikutuksia voi hallita.

Nuorten metsien metsänhoidollinen tila on parantunut, mutta rästien määrä on masentava #kemera @mmm_fi

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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.