Holmen’s five sawmills all hold chain-of-custody, environmental and quality certification. Our customers can rest assured that we deliver products that are genuinely sustainable.
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.
Located just outside Norrköping, Braviken Sawmill is one of the largest and most modern sawmills in Scandinavia. The sawmill manufactures construction and joinery timber in spruce and pine. A wood treatment plant and distribution warehouse see us offer a broad and attractive range directly to builders’ merchants and the construction industry.
Raw material: Spruce and pine saw logs
Products: Wood products for joinery and construction and treated wood products
Operating since: 2011
Bygdsiljum Sawmill is located in central Västerbotten. In addition to producing sawn and further processed wood products, the sawmill also produces glulam and CLT. The sawmill started manufacturing CLT in 2003 and today Bygdsiljum is one of the largest producers of glulam in the Nordic region.
Raw materials: Pine and spruce
Products: Wood products, glulam, CLT
Operating since: 1960. Part of Holmen since 1 October 2020.
Iggesund Sawmill is an innovative and efficient sawmill. The sawmill manufactures pine joinery timber used for interiors such as furniture, windows, doors, staircases and flooring. A horizontal saw enables us to saw pith-free products with fewer cracks and deformations, which also brings major drying benefits.
Raw material: Pine saw logs
Products: Pine joinery products.
Operating since: 1990
Kroksjön Sawmill just outside Skellefteå is one of the most prominent sawmills in the Norrland region. The mill has a high level of industry competence in the production of further refined and customised products for builders’ merchants, construction companies and industries, with everything from painting to pressure treatment. Holmen’s wooden bridge factory is also in Kroksjön, as is a line for construction components tailored to industry.
Raw material: Pine and spruce
Products: sawn and planed wood products and refined construction products, wooden bridges and industrial construction components.
Operating since: 1920. Part of Holmen since 1 October 2020.
Linghem Sawmill is a niche small log sawmill with an integrated planing mill. Here we produce sawn and planed wood products for joinery and construction purposes in 3-metre lengths. Production at Linghem also complements the products from Braviken Sawmill, helping to strengthen our market position particularly in Sweden and the UK.
Raw material: Spruce and pine saw logs
Products: Wood products for joinery and construction
Operating since: 1950. Part of Holmen since 2017.
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.