New edition of Timber News
SCA Timber’s customer magazine, Timber News, no. 1/2013 is released. Timber News is published in Swedish, English and French.
Neil Emsley, Managing Director SCA Timber Supply Ltd
Neil Emsley assumes a new position 12 March 2013 as the new Managing Director of SCA Timber Supply Ltd, SCA Timber's subsidiary in Great Britain.
New web portal for freight planning
Transparency is the distinguishing feature for Lasset, SCA Timber’s new web portal for procurement and booking of truck freight. The service will reduce manual processing, provide better structure, enhance efficiency and build long-term relations with the trucking companies.
Continued demand för Swedish solid-wood products in North Africa
After steady growth since 2006, the Arab Spring of 2011 brought about a temporary cessation of timber deliveries to Uni4 Marketing, a company in which SCA Timber has a shareholding. However, 2012 saw volumes increase again, primarily to the Egyptian market.
Solid-wood products from Sweden are building Norway
Norwegian house construction is on the way back to reaching the record figures of 2006. For SCA Timber in Stugun this has contributed to an annual growth of close to 50 percent, and a new addition to the company’s sales staff, based in Trondheim, Norway.
Change of name in BM Skandinavien
This spring SCA Timber Supply was formed, in order to coordinate resources and ways of working in SCA Timber´s growing business as a supplier to the Scandinavian, British and French builders merchants sectors.
Sharpened cutting edge technology results in better yield
The thinner the saw blade, the better the yield. Every reduction in the width of a blade that cuts through Nordic pine at Bollsta sawmill translates to big gains, both in revenue and for the forests technology.
SCA to close the Vilhelmina and Holmsund sawmills
SCA will terminate production in the sawmills in Vilhelmina and Holmsund in Northern Sweden. This means that 98 employees at the two sawmills will become redundant.
Anders Ante Andersson takes on his new position
Timber News no 3/2012 published
SCA Timber’s customer magazine, Timber News, no. 2 2012 is released.
Changes to the SCA Timber Supply (UK) leadership
As previously announced our much valued Rob Simpson, Managing Director for SCA Timber Supply (UK), died suddenly Tuesday 16 October from a heart attack in our office in Stoke-on-Trent.
Robert Simpson suddenly dead in heart attack
Yesterday, October 16th, Robert Simpson, Managing Director at SCA Timber Supply UK, suddenly died from a heart attack at the office in Stoke-on-Trent.
Visit by new French colleagues from PLF
In mid-May, SCA Timber was visited by representatives of the French timber-processing company PLF, which was acquired in March. Over the course of a few intensive days with programmes extending from morning to evening, the French visitors managed to see SCA Timber’s operations and experience the Swedish countryside.
Timber News no 2/2012 published
SCA Timber’s customer magazine, Timber News, no. 2 2012 is released.
Cladding agreement and training with Beijer
BM Skandinavien, SCA Timber’s unit for the further processing and supply of solid-wood products for the Scandinavian market, has signed an agreement with Beijer Byggmaterial under which BM Skandinavien will become the principal supplier of FSC-certified surface-treated and untreated exterior cladding for 23 stores in Sweden.
SCA Timber Supply – products for builders merchants sector in Scandinavia, France and the UK
SCA Timber has expanded robustly as a supplier to the builders merchants sector and is now grouping its operations directed at this industry in SCA Timber Supply, with operations in the UK, France and Scandinavia.
SCA Timber acquires French timber-processing company
SCA has acquired PLF, France’s largest independent supplier of wood based construction products to the builders merchants sector. PLF distributes timber products to the builders merchants sector throughout France and also conducts extensive timber-processing activities, including coating and surface treatment of timber products for interior and exterior use.
BM Scandinavia establishes distribution platform in Sundsvall
Since its inception in 2008, BM Scandinavia, SCA Timber’s unit for the supply of solid-wood products to the Scandinavian builders merchants sector, has gradually increased its volume and will establish a new distribution platform in Sundsvall for the Swedish market at year-end.
Tjärnviks Trä close operations
The Board of Gällö Timber has decided to initiate negotiations with the trade unions regarding a closure of the sawmill Tjärnviks Trä. The reason for the decision is insufficient raw material supply and as a consequence poor profitability. 43 employees at Tjärnviks Trä will be redundant.
SCA Timber cuts back production
SCA Timber will cut back production at its sawmills by 10 percent over the remainder of the year. The greater part of the production restrictions will take place in conjunction with the Christmas and New Year holidays.
SCA celebrate responsible forest management
FSC FRIDAY | SCA is the world’s largest supplier of products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC label guarantees the products come from sustainable forestry and controlled recycling processes. SCA joins the global celebrations today of “FSC Friday” – an annual event to celebrate and promote responsible forest management.
Painted exterior cladding save time and improve quality
It’s now possible for Scandinavian builders merchants to order surface-treated exterior cladding from SCA Timber’s painting facility in Stugun. These industrially-painted cladding offer advantages in terms of quality and time savings for both of builders’ merchant customers and housing producers.
Timber News no 2 published
SCA Timber’s customer magazine, Timber News, no. 2 2011 is released. Timber News is published in Swedish, English and French.
SCA Timber Market Seminar 2011
Some 50 participants from SCA Timber’s market organisation and company management gathered at the end of June for a two-day seminar in Stockholm.
SCA Timber boosts sawmill efficiency
SCA Timber is bringing together the two sawmills Munksund in Piteå and Holmsund in Umeå into one organisation with a common management. Holmsund sawmill will be specialised in processing sawlogs of small dimensions and Munksund will process the larger logs. The result will be a more cost-efficient production and improved competitiveness for SCA Timber.
SCA to invest SEK 290 m in Bollsta sawmill
SCA will invest SEK 290 m in Bollsta sawmill. The investment covers two bio-fuel boilers, higher drying capacity and an upgrade of the saw line. As a result of the investments, annual output is projected to rise from 450,000 m3 till 525,000 m3 sawn pine wood products.
Gällö Timber increase its production at Gällö Såg and discontinue sawing in Stugun
Gällö Timber invest SEK 20 million in a new green sorting line at Gällö Såg and aims to develop Gällö sawmill into the region’s largest and most efficient sawmill. Annual production will increase from 160,000 cubic metres to 300,000 cubic metres.
New sales company in China
For the past five years, SCA Timber has had a representative in Hong Kong, focusing on sales and contract manufacturing. SCA is now about to take the next step and open a sales company in Hong Kong – SCA Timber China & S.E. Asia Ltd.
Buildbase and SCA in efficiency project for medium sized builders
To help the small to medium sized builders amongst its customer base, UK national builders merchant Buildbase, part of the Grafton Group plc, has launched a special scheme with the help of SCA Timber.
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Gällö Timber - stronger together
Early in the summer, the Swedish Competition Authority gave the go-ahead for the formation of new sawmill company Gällö Timber AB. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between SCA and Persson Invest, and includes the sawmills in Gällö and Tjärnvik, as well as Stugun-based Jämtlamell. “Our task is now to identify optimal working practices,” says Tommy Högberg, Managing Director, Gällö Timber.
VIDA Wood, new partner in Uni4 Marketing
VIDA Wood will be a minority shareholder in Uni4 Marketing – the leading Swedish exporter of sawn timber to the markets in Middle East and North Africa.
SCA invests SEK 250m in Tunadal sawmill - increases production and employment
SCA invests SEK 250m in the Tunadal sawmill in Sundsvall. The investment will primarily be made in a new log sorting line and will yield an annual increase in production of 140,000 cubic metres of spruce wood products.
Gällö Timber starts operations
On June 1st Sweden’s most recent wood products company started operations. Gällö Timber comprises the sawmills Gällö, Tjärnvik and Jämtlamell, Stugun. President of the new company is Tommy Högberg, former production manager at SCA’s sawmill Tunadal. Persson Invest and SCA own equal stakes in Gällö Timber.
Anders Marklund, new deputy Managing director at Uni4 Marketing
Anders Marklund, Sales manager for the Scandinavian market focused at the wood industry, has been appointed deputy Managing director at Uni4 Marketing.
New website for SCA Timber
Welcome to SCA Timber's new website with new design, structure and content.
SCA Timber Supply, "Timber Supplier of the Year"
It was Cemco Merchant Network (Builders Merchant Bying Group) which, at the annual conference and awards ceremony in February named SCA Timber Supply to the winners in the category 'Timber Supplier of the Year 2009", which meant to be" best in class" in terms of service and quality.
Successful initiative in Nordic builders’ merchant sector
In the space of just nine months, sales by the business operation BM Scandinavia, SCA’s Nordic builders’ merchant sector initiative, have exceeded this year’s target with room to spare. In the run-up to 2010, focus will shift to delivery quality, which must meet customers’ expectations to an even higher degree than before.
Is the roller coaster ride over yet?
Both suppliers and customers are probably
suffering quite a bit of motion sickness at the
moment, following the roller coaster that the
solid wood products industry has been riding
over the past two years.