Metsä Wood delivers Kerto LVL, Glulam and timber to be used in Kannustalo ready-to-move houses  

Kannustalo ready-to-move houses

Location Finland
Customer Kannustalo
Products Used Kerto LVL, Nordic premium timber, Glulam
End-Use structures and intermediate floors for the ready-to-move houses and houses built of large panels

Reliable deliveries of Kerto LVL mean less cost

​​​“The strengths of Metsä Wood include reliability of delivery, dimensional accuracy of products, good quality and the superior strength values of Kerto products.” 

Kannustalo’s planning manager Jouko Rekilä and timber buyers Riitta Alaverronen and Ari-Matti Nikula.


Kannustalo is a major Finnish house manufacturer that uses Metsä Wood’s Kerto and glulam products in structures and intermediate floors of the ready-to-move houses and houses built of large panels.

With Kannustalo’s manufacturing processes, it’s significant that the dimensional accuracy of the used products meet the dimensions of the built house. Kannustalo also expects products to have consistent and reliable quality as orders are house-specific. Each frame must be exactly the right size: variation in length, for example, can only be a few millimetres.



Kannustalo and Metsä Wood deepen their cooperation when designing a new house model because the new models require new structural data. This way, the new models are more cost efficient to produce and both parties know what is needed and when. Also Metsä Wood’s new innovations can be taken into use directly.

Trends in house and interior design have a big effect on what consumer wishes. For example, many consumers want big open spaces. This is possible with Metsä Wood’s Kerto products that have excellent strength properties.


Due to Metsä’s rapid and reliable deliveries Kannustalo has no need to arrange warehousing on-site. In the end this means better yield as well as fewer inventories for the customer. For the house buyer, the benefit is that each house can be easily customised.

The operating model means savings for Kannustalo and Metsä. Cooperation is beneficial also for the endconsumer, as each house can be customised.

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