Södra

  • Strong result and innovative initiatives

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Net sales for full-year 2017 rose 11 percent to SEK 20,518 million. Operating profit increased sharply to SEK 1,917 million and the Board has proposed a profit distribution of SEK 868 million. Operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 totalled SEK 530 million (164). / Södra
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  • Record-high approval rates for soil and water considerations

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra’s higher rates of approval for environmental considerations in regeneration harvesting and thinning are a continuing trend. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2017. One significant improvement was achieved in relation to impacts on soil and water, where the rate of approved regeneration harvests has risen from 76 to 98 percent since 2010 – despite a wet autumn in 2017. / Södra
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  • Planting record for third consecutive autumn

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In autumn 2017, 6.7 million seedlings from Södra were planted. This represents an increase of 600,000 seedlings compared with autumn planting in 2016, and 1.9 million compared with 2015. In 2017, Södra supplied a total of 36.3 million seedlings. / Södra
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  • 120 million more hardwoods within 25 years

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The volume of hardwood in southern Swedish forests has risen by nearly 3 million m³ per year since 1993. This means there are about 120 million more hardwoods in Götaland now than 25 years ago.* At the same time, forest regeneration stands now contain both more hardwood and more pine than ever before. This will result in a more varied forest structure. / Södra
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  • Södra introduces new measurement technology for timber stacks at Värö

    Etiketter: Wood
    The measuring station at Värö will be the first at Södra to introduce new technology for measuring timber stack volumes on trucks. The new method is based on automated volume measurement using laser technology, developed by Swedish company, Mabema AB. / Södra
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  • Stronger birch when seeds are grown indoors

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra has established the first indoor birch seed orchard in Sweden. By growing birch seeds indoors, supply becomes more stable, and the quality of the seedlings is higher and more consistent. / Södra
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  • Investment in Långasjö sawmill completed

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra’s investment of SEK 100 million in Långasjö has now been completed. The investment means that a totally new saw line will be in operation as of November. Next year, production at the facility will increase by almost 30 percent. / Södra
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  • Södra strengthens offer for softwood pulpwood and small-diameter timber

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Demand for softwood pulpwood is high. The strategic investments in Södra’s mills have now led to higher fibre consumption. Södra is therefore raising the price of softwood pulpwood to SEK 320/m ᶾ sub. The price of the small-diameter and softwood block range will also be raised by SEK 25/m ᶾ sub. / Södra
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  • Södra increases exports to China

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Demand for products from the Swedish forest is on the increase in China. In 2017, Södra increased sales of paper pulp by more than 50 percent. At the same time, Södra’s sales of sawn timber in the country have increased steadily since 2010. / Södra
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  • Södra commences biofuel production

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra will invest more than SEK 100 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw material. The project will commence in autumn 2017 and is scheduled to be ready for operation by spring 2019. / Södra
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