九月 2, 2016
BSW Timber has revealed plans for a multi-million pound investment programme in its sawmill in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
This is the next phase of BSW’s GBP 4 million ($5.3 million) investment programme for the mill which started in 2013 - and the current investment phase is set to double existing production capacity.
New investment will include a wide range of specialist state-of-the-art production equipment. This will include a high-speed edging line, a high-tech small log profiling line as well as cross-cut, stacking and handling equipment, complemented by new multi-leads system.
As well as securing existing jobs at the mill, for BSW, the new investment represents a major vote of confidence in the Welsh forestry sector and in the supply of high quality home grown timber from the local market.
It builds on a sustained programme of investment in the sawmill during the last eight years, under the overall guidance of BSW’s Regional Manager Dave Burd which included GBP 2 million ($2.6 million) for two Biomass fuelled boilers. The mill now employs 149 staff, making it the largest single site sawmill in Wales.