04.06.2012

New company in Finland's Woodpolis network

Timber Bros Oy aim to develop into a major actor in the design of massive wood structures in Finland.

The objective of Timber Bros Oy is to develop into a major actor in the design of massive wood structures in Finland. The Woodpolis environment provides an excellent location for strengthening design know-how and cooperation with companies in the sector.

The founders of the company believe that there will be a substantial increase in demand for energy efficient construction and design know-how for wood structures. A clear sign of this is the increasing interest in using wood structures in the construction of apartment buildings in Europe and Finland.

Woodpolis generates and shares research information from universities and other research units with companies for use in their product development and production. Woodpolis cooperates with the Aalto University PRA-cluster, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Kainuu Vocational College, Finnish Wood Research Oy and 24 cooperation companies.

New CLT plant in northern Finland

According to Markku Helamo, business developer at Lapin Puuhanke, a small CLT element production plant will be built in Meri-Lappi, northern Finland. Local companies will be able to test wood element construction at the new plant. Lapin Puuhanke has been established to develop new business environments for industrial wood construction in Lapland, including business concepts, markets, products, technology and networking.

Sources: Kuhmolainen, Lapin Kansa