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.
+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 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...
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 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...
“The environmental story of sawmills is superior to any other major export industries.“
Tommi Sneck, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Sawmills Association
+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.