Södra to sell its Norwegian operation, Södra Wood AS, to German company Sörnsen Holzleisten. Handover is expected to take place on February 1, 2018.
The operation in Norway encompasses two production units (one in Brumunddal specialising in mouldings and one in Engesetdal in foil-wrapped MDF), two distribution terminals in Brumunddal and Namsos and a marketing organisation located in Gardemoen. A total of about 70 employees will be affected by the sale.
The buyer is Sörnsen Holzleisten, which was founded in 1945 and has several production sites in northern Germany, Estonia, Sweden and Lithuania. The company produces a broad range of mouldings; its standard range contains more than 3,000 items in various types of wood and it delivers to countries worldwide.