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Raute concludes cooperation negotiations

25-06-2020
Finland, Raute, COVID-19

Negotiations concerning temporary layoffs of salaried and senior salaried employees of Raute’s operations in Finland in Nastola, Lahti, and Kajaani, have been concluded. These negotiations concerned measures, the purpose of which was to adapt operations to the financial and production-related situation resulting from the declined order book …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

28-05-2020
jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

Stora Enso to plant more than 41 million tree seedlings in Finland, Sweden and Russia

26-05-2020
Stora Enso, 41 million, tree seedlings, Finland, Sweden, Russia

In 2020, more than 41 million tree seedlings will be planted in the forests of Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Estonia by Stora Enso. In the southern parts of the countries, the planting season started as early as April. In May, tree planting will be in full speed even further north. In northern forests, the planting season lasts about 150 days, …

Södra ends short-time working at Orrefors sawmill in Sweden

05-05-2020
Södra, Orrefors, sawmill, Sweden, Mönsterås, Hamina, Finland, resume, normal, production

At the beginning of April, Södra announced that it would be introducing short-time working at the Orrefors sawmill, Sweden, in light of the fall in demand related to the ongoing pandemic, but it is set to resume normal rate of production.  “We have identified a number of new business opportunities that will safeguard production …

Finland-based YIT started building its first timber-based modular apartment building

03-03-2020
Finland, contractor, YIT, modular construction, wood building, apartment, rental housing, sustainable, materials

YIT has long been using modular bathroom, slab and wall elements – partly manufactured by YIT and partly acquired from external suppliers – but the project in Tampere will be its first residential project built entirely from modules. The As Oy Tampereen Tohtori project is located on Tieteenkatu Street in the city’s Hervanta …

Metsä Board to collaborate with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to develop new digital solutions

09-01-2020
Metsä Board, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, SEED, new digital solutions, production efficiency, spare part, data content, Business Finland

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is participating in a joint project called SEED, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in which forest companies are developing new digital solutions together with companies in the ICT industry. In the two-year project, forest industry mills will serve as innovation platforms for app …

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