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AB Skanditrä whishes all their customers, suppliers and partners a relaxing holiday!

Happy Easter

We wish our customers, suppliers and partners a Happy Easter!

happy easter

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Barncancerfondens Julknapp 2014

We wish our customers, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Instead of sending Christmas cards Skanditrä donate funds to the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Wood Products & Technology 2014

Wood Products & Technology 2014 (”Trä & Teknik 2014″) is coming up around the corner. The fair starts on September the 2nd and finishes at September the 5th. As usual will the fair take place at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center in Gothenbourg (“Svenska Mässan”). We at Skanditrä will of course be there and you will find us at stand C01: 42.

Unedged European Oak and Ash

In writing, we have unedged European Oak in 40mm or 50mm thicknesses available at our warehouse in Lönneröd, Sweden and in Sopron, Hungary. We also have volumes in European white ash for immediate deliveries in 32 and 50 mm thicknesses. Are you looking for edged goods please let us know that can be arranged, however lead times are relatively long due to a high demand the past months that have led to that we are more or less sold out of inventory.


AB Skanditrä whishes all their customers, suppliers and partners a relaxing holiday!

Wood products & Technology 2014

Skanditrä will take part of the trade fair Wood Products & Technology 2014 at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center in Gothenbourg between the 2nd and 5th of September. You will find us in stand C01:42.

New wood sheds in Sopron

Skanditrä have in close cooperation with the landlord GYSEV build three new wood sheds in Sopron. This will result in a more efficient handling and a product with better quality.

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Annual external audit by FSC® and PEFC Chain of custody

3 day visit by our external auditor is “over”!
“Over” ….well, it was not a great effort for us. We have since longtime had a well-functioning traceability system for ALL products – not only the certified and therefore this is part of everyday life for us.
We received three comments (CAR) that we have to address and close but our certificates are valid for another year.

We have expanded our certificate of FSC-COC to now also cover our warehouse in Lönneröd, and the new production lines in Sopron.
In addition, we have expanded our product list to include more species / products and also handle FSC Mix.
You will be able to see this in the near future on the FSC® database www.fsc-info.org, search for AB Skanditrä SCS COC 000490

Buy more certified wood! – We have the opportunities.

Andreas Olofsson
Sourcing & certification

January 2014

A new year brings new possibilities.
We at Skanditrä hope you enjoyed the holidays during the past weeks, and have recharged your batteries for the challenges to come.
It has happened and continues to happen a lot at us right now and most changes take place at our plant in Sopron, Hungary.
In 2013 we expanded our ability to serve our customers even further. From basically only drying and storage facilities for ”just in time” deliveries we do now also have the ability to rip, cut and S4S in smaller and bigger batches to your needs.

The development will continue in 2014. Following changes will be implemented in Sopron,
– In collaboration with one of our clients will we start up production of lamellas for their flooring production. The machines are being installed as writing; trial production will take place during Q1. We estimated full production fr.om Q2.
– Before the end of March we will have three large warehouses build for freshly sawn material. These shall manage to store 4500 – 5000m3. These will give us less waste before/after drying, and for you, the customer an overall better product.
– During the 2nd half of the year, we will replace all electric motors and other control equipment in all of our dryers. This will allow us to continue to stay competitive.
– Also during the fall, we will introduce a barcode system at our warehouse. Hopefully it leads to faster and more accurate feedback to our customers.

How do we see the market during the first part of the year?
Well, we are carefully optimistic. We do not believe in a rapid changed market, but most of our customers are announcing small progresses, thereby increased volumes. These signs we see at all of our markets, as well as Sweden, Europe and Asia.

The situation is fragile and can change quickly, but with that said, what we are seeing right now is pointing it towards somewhat better market.
On the procurement side, it has not happened anything revolutionary, but with continued pressure on European oak it might lead price increases along down the road.

Since we have our own employees buyers/quality inspectors in most Eastern European countries where forests are still to a large extent state-controlled, we see signs of an incensement in the exports of logs, primarily to areas outside Europe. With less available timber, while a larger share of the logs being sold through auctions and not to the sawmills at negotiated fixed prices as earlier. Generate an obvious risk of price increases to come.

We see not only a great demand for oak, but also the ash is coming on strong. If the increased need and demand for ash is composed is still too early to say.
The domestic market in North America is strong and continues to grow, which means that prices increase drastically and availability decreases. The demand among our customers for these North American wood species is not huge, but our volumes in US white oak, walnut and maple are steady and/or slight rising.
Elements and fixed dimensions is almost impossible to come by, but we do have a couple of long reliable relationships with sawmills giving us the possibility to continue to deliver according to your demands.
/ / Peter