Our sawmills are the hub of Holmen’s circular business. This is where the timber is split and the processing of the forest we have harvested begins.
Holmen’s five sawmills are strategically located close to our forests in different parts of the country, with access to a transport network that takes them across the globe by sea, rail and road. We ensure an efficient logistics chain from forest to saw and on out to our customers.
Our sawmills use all of the log. Thanks to advanced technology, we can maximise the output based on the unique properties of every log. Our high level of technology, including one of the world’s fastest planing mills at Braviken Sawmill, enables product development with a greater focus on optimising wood characteristics in the log to suit the end customer’s product. We develop sawing and drying in cooperation with our customers to minimise wastage and maximise customer benefit.
Iggesund Sawmill and Braviken Sawmill form bio co-locations with their neighbouring paperboard and paper mills. This means that all parts of the raw material are put to use in a cycle in which chips from the sawmills become raw material in pulp production and the residual products are used as biofuel to produce energy and district heating. In return, the steam from the paperboard and paper mills is used in the drying processes at the sawmills. READ MORE.