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Segezha’s sawn softwood output increased by 17.2 %

07.01.2021 − 

In the third quarter, the sawmills of Segezha Group of Segezha, Russia, produced 325,600 m³ of sawn softwood. According to the quarterly report, this equates to an increase of 17.2 % against the same quarter of last year. The growth in output is partly attributable to Karelian Wood Company (KWC) that was taken over from Pin Arctic at the beginning of last year. After setting up two finger-jointing systems used for producing gluelam timber, cutting has been boosted at the sawmill at the Sokol facility as well. The “Wood Processing” division sold 339,300 m³ of sawnwood in the quarter under review, 55.6 % more than last year. The cross-laminated timber (CLT) works that has been undergoing trials at the Sokol facility since October is to make the transition to regular production in a few weeks’ time.

Owing to slack demand on relevant sales markets due to the effects of the corona crisis, the “Plywood and Wood Boards” division had to put up with a reduction of 21.1 % in sales volume to 38,100 m³. Combined with a favourable product mix, sales revenue was able to be held steady, however. The output in the quarter under review fell by 2.7 % to 45,800 m³.

The second production line put into operation at the facility in Vyatsky, Kirov oblast, in July 2018 has been running at full capacity since the start of this year. The birch-plywood works undergoing construction at the Galich facility in Kostroma oblast is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021 followed by the start-up in early 2022.

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