During the autumn and winter, Bergs Timber will reduce the production at the Swedish sawmills by about 35,000 cubic meters, which corresponds to about 6 percent of our Swedish annual production and 4 percent of the annual production for the Group. Parallel to this, the Orrefors sawmill, which in recent years has produced only pine, will during the winter concentrate a large part of the production on spruce beetle damaged raw material.
Negotiations with the unions will start immediately how the reduction in production should be implemented. The Baltic sawmills are in a better position and will not reduce the production.
- We have decided to reduce the production to normalize our inventory of finished goods and to improve our market mix. Together with our trade union representatives, we will discuss how to reduce the production, says Peter Nilsson.
The head office for Bergs Timber will be relocated from Mörlunda to Vimmerby. In January 2020, the head office will be relocated to central Vimmerby, where the Group management and the finance department for the Group and the Swedish business will be located. This also means that the Group's Stockholm office will be closed.