Södra’s investment in a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö and Jörgen Hermansson will lead the unit.

Södra is currently building its first cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö, with production start-up planned for the first half of 2019. The annual capacity of this facility will be about 5,000 m³ per shift, but the target is a large-scale facility.

“Södra is working to increase sustainable timber construction and wants to be part of, and stake out a position, in a growing market. We have now employed Jörgen Hermansson to lead this initiative. Jörgen was previously employed as Head of Building Components and Systems at Stora Enso,” said Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area.

The location at Värö has been strategically chosen for its proximity to several Nordic high-growth regions, and the ease of shipping to the UK as well as other international markets. The facility will be co-located with Södra’s pulp mill and sawmill, with access to green electricity and existing infrastructure.