Isojoen Saha invests in the future with a new sawmill line

Isojoen Saha Oy is constructing a new main sawmill line. The investment is one of the largest in the company’s history and continues the sawmill’s long-term development program.

The new modern main sawmill line will diversify and enhance Isojoen Saha’s production. For example, wood raw material can be utilized even better and more accurately in the future.

“Our product range will also diversify. The sawmill line enables more customer-oriented products and wider markets,” explains CEO Esa Hakamäki.

Construction work on the new premises for the sawmill line started in May 2024 and will be completed in early 2025. The sawmill line itself will be commissioned in stages during 2025. The new main sawmill line will replace the current one.

The investment brings positive employment effects to the region. Local companies, such as EP-insinöörit Oy and Rakennuspalvelut T Kiukkonen Oy from Kauhajoki, are responsible for the construction work, and several local subcontractors are involved in the project. The sawmill line will be delivered by Veisto Oy. Other equipment suppliers are also mainly domestic.

“The multiplier effects of the new main sawmill line are substantial. The investment secures Isojoen Saha’s operations far into the future, which is significant for the entire region’s economy. We are proud of this investment in sustainable development and the vitality of our region. We want to be a reliable employer and partner for local forest owners and other stakeholders in the future as well,” says Hakamäki.

Isojoen Saha was founded in 1949, and the first logs were sawn at the same location 75 years ago. Production will continue on the current lines throughout the construction period, so there will be no interruptions in deliveries. The investment in the new main sawmill line is co-financed by the European Union.

The new main sawmill line in a nutshell

  • The area of the property to be built is 2,200 m2
  • The property includes sawmill feeding, the new sawmill line, by-product handling from sawmill production, and a feeding and intermediate storage system for green sorting of sawn timber
  • Construction period 2024–2025
  • The new main sawmill line will be commissioned in Isojoen Saha’s 75th anniversary year 2025

For more information:

Esa Hakamäki, CEO of Isojoen Saha: tel. +358 40 5486 040,