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Holzindustrie Schweighofer starts operations in Reci sawmill

Photo: Holzindustrie Schweighofer
Photo: Holzindustrie Schweighofer
Published by
Simon Matthis - 25 Aug 2015

Holzindustrie Schweighofer has started the operation in its newest sawmill in Reci, in Covasna County, after receiving all the permits required to function, this being an important project for the local wood industry, as well as for the local community.

With an area of around 70 hectares and a cutting capacity of 800,000 cubic meters of round wood per year, sourced from sustainably managed forests, the new factory will represent a 150 million euro investment.

Continuing the tradition of being a top employer in the industry, the sawmill in Reci will employ around 650 workers at full capacity, with capabilities to train and qualify employees on-site. Moreover, we expect this new sawmill to create other 2,000 jobs in related industries, based on our experience from the other factories.

Thus, Holzindustrie Schweighofer re-affirms its commitment to contribute to the development of the markets and communities in which it operates by generating professional opportunities for the local labour force and supporting diverse economic activities in these areas.

Key facts and figures – Reci sawmill:


•                         EUR 150 million investment;

•                         650 workers at full capacity;

•                         2,000 jobs created in related industries;

•                         800,000 cubic meters of wood cutting capacity per year.