All production lines at Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill in Estonia started

April 11, 2019
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All production lines at Metsä Wood's Pärnu birch plywood mill in Estonia have now been started. More workforce has been recruited for the new lines, the mill currently employs some 170 people in production.

The factory is expected to reach its full production capacity by the end of 2019. As a raw material, the mill uses high quality Finnish birch veneer, which is produced at Metsä Wood's veneer mill in Central Finland.

With its investment, Metsä Wood is responding to the growing demand for birch plywood worldwide, especially in the construction and light transport industry.

The mill makes use of latest technology and it is also Metsä Wood's first production facility utilizing digital modeling.

The annual production capacity of the Pärnu birch plywood mill is 50,000 cubic metres. This increases Metsä Wood’s total net production capacity by around 30,000 cubic metres.

The birch plywood mill in Pärnu uses birch veneers as a raw material. The veneers are produced in Äänekoski in central Finland. The wood is acquired from Finland, mainly from the forests of Metsä Group’s owner-members.