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Valutec supplies local Swedish sawmills with their TC continuous kilns

Following a year where Valutec grew on several international markets, 2018 is off to a flying start with three major deliveries to Västerbotten county in the norhern parts of Sweden. These were Martinsons, who invested in one TC continuous kiln and five batch kilns in Bygdsiljum, and Norra Skogsägarna who invested in TC continuous kilns for their sawmills in Kåge and Sävar. Both companies made investments as a key part of comprehensive increases in production.


Strong finish means record year for Valutec

With ten businesses and a total order value of over MSEK 150, Valutec has ended 2017 on a high note. In the last three months of 2017, sawmills around the globe invested in 25 kilns from Valutec and the company total for the year was over 40 kilns sold.
“For the first time in our history, we will have a turnover of over 38 million USD. This is a milestone and proof that we are continuing to push forward development in lumber drying,” says Robert Larsson, CEO of Valutec.


Valutec seals major kiln deal with Keitele Timber

Valutec has secured one of its largest deals of all time in the Finnish sawmill market. The Keitele Group chose to invest in six continuous kilns for their sawmill in Alajärvi. The higher drying capacity is a part of a major investment program comprising a total of EUR 32 million. With these investments, the Keitele Group’s total production capacity will increase to one million cubic meters per year (423 776 MBF).