​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Metsä Wood in brief

Metsä Wood provides premium-quality wood products for construction, industrial and distribution customers. We aim is to be the best partner for these customers, opening up the almost endless possibilities of wood.

We use 100% traceable wood from northern forests, a sustainable raw material of the finest quality. Our facilities are surrounded by these forest, which ensures a never-ending reliable supply. Our primary products are Nordic premium timber, birch and spruce plywood  and Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber).

Our key strength is industrial efficiency delivered through true commitment, reliability and quality. We continuously demand more from both ourselves and our partners.

In the UK, we operate from four manufacturing and distribution sites with principle activities based around our softwood planing lines at Boston and Widnes; MDF processing at Boston and the manufacture of Finnjoist I-beams at King's Lynn. In addition we have a timber treatment facility at King's Lynn.

We offer a one stop shop that is valued by both our customers and supply chain partners which gives us a unique position in the market today.

Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group, a unique Finnish co-operative comprising some 116,000 forest owners with 5.2 million hectares of forest land under its control (about 46% of all private forests in Finland) and 9,500 employees globally across 20 countries.​


Strategy & values

Industrial efficiency - the two word strategy

In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.

Our strategy can be defined in two words: industrial efficiency. Our focus is on industrial scale production and sales of premium quality engineered wood products. We support our customers, allowing them to focus on their core business and their growth.

We know that there are three steps to industrial efficiency: commitment, reliability and quality.

We are a forerunner in creating value with premium-quality sustainable Nordic wood. Our values are responsible profitability, reliability, cooperation and renewal.


Customer understanding turns handshakes into partnerships

Industrial efficiency does not mean bulk production, it means offering innovative products for demanding industrial scale customers. We serve our construction, industrial, distribution partners because we complement each other best.

Industrial efficiency materialises only when all parties are committed to true partnership. We innovate industrial scale engineered wood products, but also processes and production. And we always do it together with our partners throughout the supply chain so that the processes fit seamlessly together.


In a simpler process a fewer things can go wrong

Because we are reliable, you become more efficient – you hold less stock, need less capital, warehousing and can reduce handling costs. To achieve reliability, we are constantly trying to simplify and enhance our processes, organisation and ways of interacting with you.

We are financially strong, which means your supply is secure. In the end, however, it's all about people. We are reliable because our people are.


No surprises – just constant improvement

We have the best renewable resource in the world to work with: 100% traceable wood from sustainably managed certified Nordic forests. Because it grows so slowly, it is strong, light and consistent in appearance. In addition, Nordic wood has superb acoustic properties and minimal thermal expansion.

Our facilities are surrounded by this sustainably managed resource. We are constantly improving our production units to improve efficiency and ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to product quality, safety and the environmental performance. The most modern sawmill in the world is ours. It is located in Vilppula, Finland.

Financial information

Metsä Wood financial information

Metsä Wood's financial results are reported quarterly as part of the Metsä Group. Read more.

UK Modern Slavery Act

The UK Modern Slavery Act is the first law in Europe aimed at eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking from supply chains. The Act took effect in October 2015. The act applies to all companies selling in the UK that have a global turnover of over EUR 41 million. As this applies to Metsä Group, the law requires Metsä Group to post a public statement each financial year.

This statement, published in accordance with section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, outlines the steps Metsä Group has taken during the financial year 2016 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Slavery, forced or compulsory labour, child labour, servitude and human trafficking (Modern Slavery) are global and growing issues for which no industry is immune to. Metsä Group is committed to social and environmental responsibility and zero tolerance towards any form of Modern Slavery. The concrete actions taken to ensure that we can live up to this commitment should be viewed in the light of our larger efforts to encourage supply chain transparency, accountability and sustainability.

See also


Reference cases show what has been done with wood

​At Metsä Wood, we demand more – both of ourselves and our customers. Because excellence is never achieved by settling for the mediocre. Our success is based on our commitment, reliability and quality. Here are some examples of what we've done together with our customers.

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