Kerto LVL used in wooden terminal building for DB Schenker

DB Schenker wooden terminal building

Location Tikkurilantie 147, Vantaa Finland
Building Year 2013
Architect Erki Valdre
Structural Design A-insinöörit
Constructor Rakennuttajatoimisto HTJ Oy
Customer DB Schenker
Products Used Kerto-Ripa, Kerto LVL
Type Industrial And Agricultural Buildings

Kerto LVL in large scale industrial buildings – cost-efficient and quick assembly

​​​​​“We wanted a fresh approach and a partner that could deliver cost-effectiveness, a fast schedule, and environmental values that met our needs. We are 100% satisfied with Metsä’s delivery as it was the most competitive overall.”

DB Schenker real estate director, Marco Furu. 


Transport and logistics company DB Schenker needed a trusted, competitive partner to provide the structures for their terminal extension in Vantaa, Finland.

The client was looking for a fresh approach – a partner that could deliver cost-effectiveness, a fast schedule, and environmental values that met their needs.



DB Schenker chose Metsä Wood for several compelling reasons. Our prefabricated frame and Kerto® LVL roof elements enable the quick assembly which allowed the work to get off to an efficient start – thus shortening the overall construction time.

Metsä's smaller carbon footprint and cost-effectiveness compared with, for example steel construction, were also advantages.

Rapid construction, lightness, and durability are benefits of all Metsä Wood's products.


The client is fully satisfied with Metsä's delivery. Not only were the predefined schedule, build-quality and economic targets met, but Metsä's spirit of collaborative partnership was seamless, flexible and transparent from end to end.

References related to building and construction

  • One Main office

  • Hurlingham Racquet Centre

  • Clamart Sport Centre

  • Agricultural building, Koski Manor

  • Ämmässuo construction-waste handling plant

  • Kerteminde children’s home

  • Immanuel Kirche - wooden structure that impresses

  • Straagaarden using nature's own resources

  • Cinema De Roma – thoroughly renovated

  • Kaifu-bad – oldest spa in Hamburg

  • Schlagwerk – hall for producing musical instruments

  • Berlin-Britz – open air stage

  • Le Pavillion wooden office building

  • De Karel Doorman – 16 floors extension

  • Rakuunantie extention storey

  • Cockfield Windmill – conversion to accommodation using Kerto® LVL

  • Extension to a building in Paris

  • Dutch Stay Okay hostel

  • Östermalm’s temporary market hall

  • Dome of Visions 3.0

  • Esperi Kapteenska assisted living facility

  • School centre dining hall in Schwäbisch Gmünd

  • Pro Nemus visitor centre

  • SPA-Bungalow

  • Center Parcs Waterside Lodges

  • ClipHut construction system

  • DB Schenker wooden terminal building

  • Metropol Parasol - one of the world’s largest wooden buildings

  • Viikki wooden apartment buildings

  • FMO Tapiola – wooden office building

  • Kannustalo ready-to-move houses

  • Metsätapiola - wooden office building

  • Mega Market commercial building

  • Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation

  • Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

  • Tommi Mäkinen Racing building

  • Diesel Benelux headquarters

  • My Green World exhibition centre

  • Karisma shopping centre

  • Daycare Omenapuisto

  • Paris police department - wooden extension

Search references

Hurlingham ​​​Racquet Centre construction with wood elements

2016 / Building and Construction

Hurlingham Racquet Centre

The Hurlingham Club Racquet Center got a light roof structure with Kerto® LVL elements. The sunken low-profile shape and a curved green sedum roof minimize the environmental impact of the building.

Read More

2010 / Building and Construction

One Main office

Wooden interior design of One Main office shows the astounding possibilities of Kerto LVL. The client’s vision was to make their office space convey true commitment to environmental sustainability.

Read More

2016 / Building and Construction

Clamart Sport Centre

The Clamart sports centre shows innovative use of Kerto® LVL. The complex shape was enabled by long spans, freedom of curvature and high connection strength.

Read More
Cliphut - a wood construction system

2017 / Building and Construction

ClipHut construction system

Using material-efficient Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products makes the building process fast, light and green.

Read More
Blueprint Robotics

Prefabricated elements by Blueprint Robotics

The tailor cut and dimensionally accurate Kerto LVL beams make the production easy and efficient and the structure strong.

Read More
Plywood flooring from Bott

Industrial Applications

Plywood van flooring and interiors by Bott

Bott relies on Metsä Wood birch plywood in their flooring for vans. Tailor-made panels live up to the high industrial durability expectations.

Read More
CityBOX box vans

Industrial Applications

CityBOX box vans are strong and lightweight

Metsä Wood’s industrially durable Birch Ply Deck XL is used as flooring in all standard CityBOX bodies.

Read More
Center Parcs Waterside Lodges

2018 / Building and Construction

Center Parcs Waterside Lodges

The construction of three new waterside lodges at the Center Parcs site in Elveden Forest is an ambitious architectural and engineering project.

Read More