The Rauma sawmill is a worldwide frontrunner in technology, efficiency and operating models. Technological innovations such as machine vision, self-learning artificial intelligence and integrated information systems that control the sawline’s various functions provide improved conditions for the production of sawn timber of consistent quality and the sawmill’s industrial efficiency.
With the aid of new technology, the Rauma sawmill’s operation is controlled from a single central control room, and sawn timber moves along the converting line without any manual work stages.
A significant development leap for the whole industry
“The Rauma sawmill represents a significant leap in development for the whole sawmill industry, even from a global perspective, and the development work carried out with equipment suppliers benefits the whole industry. It’s therefore been particularly great that the degree of Finnish origin in the project is high. In Finland, we have high-quality wood raw material, excellent competence and the ability to renew operations,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre.
The annual capacity of the Rauma sawmill is 750,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber. The sawn timber produced in Rauma is sold mainly to Europe and Asia. The sawmill’s location enables smooth logistics to transport the sawn timber to customers through the Port of Rauma.