Vida is a global supplier of manufactured products from sustainable Swedish forests. The group employs 1,100 people in 18 production plants, including nine sawmills. Production is mainly focused on structural timber for a number of global markets. Seventy-five percent of Vida’s sawn wood products are exported to Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and Asia. Sawn wood products are managed through our sales company, Vida Wood.
Our business activities also include manufacturing of packaging, animal bedding and pellets, biofuel and buildings.
The operations are strategically located close to forest landowners in the counties of Småland, Skåne and Västra Götaland in Sweden. Vida buys most of its raw materials from private forest landowners through its own purchasing company, Vida Forest. A total of 3.9 million m3 solid under bark is purchased annually. During recent years, the different units of the Group have been significantly specialised in order to reduce costs in an increasingly competitive global market. Large investments have also been made during the last few years in logistics including a train, our distributions centres and in sales offices in a number of countries.