A major player in the wood products market

28,000 forest entrepreneurs have joined forces to form Norra Skog, Sweden’s biggest forest owners’ association by land area. Together they own forest covering more than half of Sweden and wood product manufacture totalling 800,000 m3.

Published: 2020-02-11

On Friday 7 February, the forest owners’ associations Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna agreed to merge and form a new joint association under the group name Norra Skog. Norra Timber runs the manufacturing and marketing businesses within the group. The result of the merger is a significantly larger company with considerable production of raw materials from northern Sweden, creating a force to be reckoned with in the market. 

“Norra Timber is set to be a major player in the domestic and international wood products market from now on,” asserts Erik Eliasson, Sales Director at Norra Timber.

Well-invested manufacturing plants 

Norra Timber’s manufacturing family now comprises three respected sawmills in Kåge, Sävar and Hissmofors, not to mention several units for added value products and a unique pole factory.

“This merger now makes Norra Timber by far the largest wood processing company in northern Sweden, with a processing capacity of over 200,000 m3 per year,” explains Erik Eliasson.

New marketing organisation 

Several investments will be made moving forward, in order to achieve further growth by driving up production. The merger paves the way for increased volumes and a broader product range, as well as boosting the capacity for innovation. A new marketing organisation is currently being set up in order to meet our customers’ future needs.

“As we continue to invest in our industrial family, I have no doubt that Norra Timber’s customers will notice a further improvement in the quality of our wood products and their delivery. We are proud to offer customers sustainable products in the form of heartwood from the forests of northern Sweden,” says Pär Lärkeryd, CEO of Norra Skog.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: 
Erik Eliasson, Sales Director Norra Skog, erik.eliasson@norra.se, +46 70-628 80 08