Vida makes a historic major investment

Vida makes a historic major investment

Vida AB announced today that it will invest approximately 700 million SEK at its Bruza Sawmill in Hjältevad, expanding production from 300 000m3 yearly to 420 000m3 yearly. This major investment includes a new high-capacity planing mill equipped with the latest technology, a new boiler, wood drying kilns and warehouse.

“I’m very happy that we’ve made this decision to increase our capacity in eastern Småland, together with our sawmills in Vimmerby and Mörlunda. This investment clearly demonstrates that we believe in wood as the material of the future, and in Hjältevad as a place to grow our business,” said Måns Johansson, CEO of Vida AB.

Construction of the planing mill, which is being designed to efficiently process lumber for all of Vida’s markets, will commence in spring 2024 and is expected to be in full production in 2026. Due to the increased capacity, Vida will grow its Bruza team as it introduces a second production shift. The planing mill will be supplied by C Gunnarssons Verkstads AB from Vislanda, Sweden which has been supplying the European sawmill industry for over 60 years.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Måns Johansson, +46 (0)70-535 88 25

Vida is a global supplier of processed products from sustainable Swedish forests. The group employs around 1,500 people in 24 production plants, including 12 sawmills. The industries are strategically located close to forest landowners in the counties of Småland, Skåne and Västra Götaland in Sweden. Production is mainly focused on structural timber for a variety of different markets. 88 percent of Vida’s sawn wood products are exported to Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and Asia. Our business activities also include manufacturing of packaging, animal bedding and pellets, biofuel and buildings.