Metsä Group increases purchases of wood through delivery sales from owner-members

Metsä Group press release 8.9.2022
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From 15 September to 15 December 2022, Metsä Group will pay an early delivery premium for logs and pulpwood bought from owner-members through delivery sales.

"Our wood procurement is growing and we want to buy increasing quantities from our owner-members. We are the largest buyer of wood through delivery sales in Finland, and now we are increasing our purchases of delivery sales even more," says Jani Riissanen, SVP, Timber Trade and Forest Services at Metsä Group.

Delivery sales means that the forest owner fells the trees, cuts them to lengths and delivers the wood to the roadside, where Metsä Group's contractor picks it up with a timber truck.

The early delivery premium is paid to owner-members from whom Metsä Group receives logs and pulpwood as delivery sales between 15 September and 15 December 2022. The early delivery premium is paid for wood received during this period, regardless of the date of the actual delivery sale agreement. The decisive factor is when the wood is received.

"With this early delivery premium, we want to encourage our owner-members to carry out delivery sales during the autumn and to send a message about the excellent demand for delivery sales and the strengthened price level," says Riissanen.

The delivery sale agreement is conducted with Metsä Group's local forest expert and involves agreeing on the amount of wood to be delivered by the forest owner, the prices, dimensions and the storage location at the roadside.

"The more timber trade an owner-member does with Metsä Group, the more they benefit from their membership. The logs and pulpwood we receive from owner- members this year - including delivery sales - will be included in the future profit sharing based on timber trade," Riissanen points out.

For more information, contact:
Jani Riissanen, Director, Timber Trade and Forest Services, Metsä Group, tel. +358 50 598 8714
Krista Kimmo, Communications Manager, Metsä Group, tel. +358 50 526 4911

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services, Metsä Forest, provides and develops the services offered to the members of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto. Metsäliitto Cooperative has nearly 100,000 Finnish forest owners, who own about half the private forest area in Finland. We provide our owner-members with all the forest management services required to engage in sustainable forest management and increase the value of forest assets.

We procure all the wood used by Metsä Group from sustainably managed forests in the Baltic Sea region, most of it from our owner-members in Finland. We also supply significant volumes of energy wood, bark and sawdust for further processing.

Our annual turnover is approximately EUR 2.0 billion, and we have around 840 employees.