Södra has now ended the furlough scheme introduced at the sawmill in Hamina, Finland, in April due to reduced demand from the UK, in particular, related to the ongoing pandemic. All of Södra’s sawmills have therefore resumed their normal production rates.
“The UK is opening up again and we have also identified new business opportunities – demand in the building materials trade, in particular, is very strong in several countries. We have been monitoring the market closely and successively ending the furlough schemes. Orrefors was first, followed by Mönsterås and then the port, and Hamina resumes its normal rate of production from 1 June. We will then be back to our normal production rate of 2 million m³ of sawn timber,” said Jörgen Lindquist, President of the Södra Wood business area.