About Vida AB

About Vida AB

A global supplier of processed products from sustainable Swedish forests.

Vida is a global supplier of processed products from sustainable Swedish forests. The group employs 1,100 people in 18 production plants, including 9 sawmills. Production is mainly focused on structural timber for a number of different markets. 75 percent of Vida’s sawn wood products are exported to Europe, USA, Australia, Africa and Asia. Sales of 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 industries 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.

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Vida AB - the numbers

6.4 billion

Turnover in SEK

75%

Export

approx. 1,100

Number of employees

Vida’s sawmills

1.75 million m3 produced and sold, 90% of which is processed.

Vida Packaging

2.3 million pallets
3.2 million pallet collars
200,000 cable drums

Vida Energy

2 million m3 of by-products (loose measurement) for energy purposes
60,000 tonnes of pellets, 1.7 million wood chip bales

Vida Building

Approx. 20 houses and 200 pre-fabricated volume buildings for apartment buildings per year.

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Vida AB

Box 100 / Lyckegårdsvägen 3
342 21 Alvesta Sweden
+46 472-439 00
Management team

Måns Johansson

CEO Vida AB
+46 472-439 22
+46 70-535 88 25

Erik Dahl

Vice CEO Vida AB, CEO Vida Energi
+46 472-439 40
+46 70-826 64 36

Bernt Svensson

Financial Manager
+46 472-439 45
+46 70-550 43 04

Camilla Milton

HR Manager
+46 472-439 26

Karl-Johan Löwenadler

CEO Vida Wood AB
+46 472-439 24
+46 70-670 51 13

Jörgen Henriksson

CEO Vida Skog AB
+46 35- 641 51
+46 73- 506 41 51

Johan Blixt

CEO Vida Building AB
+46 70-215 37 10

Claes Arvidsson

CEO Vida Packaging AB
+46 370-33 99 05
+46 70-330 52 29

Christian Drott

CEO Vida Alvesta AB
+46 472- 439 21
+46 70-639 30 55

Fredrik Andersson

CEO Vida Hestra AB
+46 33-233 197
+46 70-823 31 97

Göran Fransson

CEO Vida Urshult AB
+46 477-55620

Magnus Petersson

CEO Vida Bruza AB
+46 70- 324 13 95

Börje Arvidsson

CEO Vida Tranemo AB
+46 32-547 352
+46 70-793 85 31

Styrbjörn Johansson

CEO Vida Nössemark AB
+46 70-319 31 50

Rikard Andersson

CEO Vida HN AB
+46 451-451 01
+46 70-555 37 22

Christian Andersson

CEO Vida Vislanda AB
+46 70-524 28 28

Magnus Bodare

CEO Vida Borgstena AB
+46 332-331 60
+46 70-826 34 60

Marie Hjortstam

Environmental Manager
+46 472-439 57

Jonas Axelsson

Technical Manager
+46 472-16554
+46 70-6011395

Agust Thordarson

Purchasing Manager
+46 472-439 25
+46 70-514 39 25

Joanna Kron

Communication Manager
+46 472-165 11
+46 73-021 31 16

Daniel Wilén

IT Manager
+46 472-165 21
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A leading player in the wood industry

A leading player in the wood industry

Business mission and strategy

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A company with a long ancestry.

A company with a long ancestry

The year is 1867 and Ingemar Svenssion starts the first steam-powered sawmill in Vislanda.

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Our sawmills

Vida’s modern sawmills

There are nine sawmills in the Group, all of which are technologically advanced with modern equipment.

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Vida and the environment

Vida and the environment

Sustainable forestry is an important part of solving the climate change puzzle. At Vida we take responsibility for the forest, environment and people wherever we operate.

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