In May, Setra is planning a small opening event for its Umeå office.


Setra opens new office in Umeå, Sweden

Setra opens new office in Umeå, Sweden

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Setra has opened an office in Umeå, to be close to the customers and the market in this area. The office is staffed by two of Setra’s building solutions experts, Jesper Åkerlund, Business Manager for Building Solutions and Components and Daniel Wilded, Product Manager for Building Solutions.

“Setra is increasing its focus on the fast-growing parts of northern Sweden by establishing a clear presence in the region’s largest city, covering not just Umeå and Skellefteå, but also Sundsvall, Luleå, Boden, Kiruna and Gällivare,” explains Jesper Åkerlund.

The industrial boom in the north has boosted housing construction to levels that are among the highest in the country. For its part, Setra is seeing a marked increase in demand for cross-laminated timber (CLT) for apartment buildings. Alongside these, numerous offices and commercial premises are being built, as well as preschools, schools and healthcare facilities, all of which also tend to use CLT.

Setra’s Timber Industry Centre produces CLT, glulam and building components. The certified wood comes from the Group’s own sawmills. CLT panels are produced in flexible widths, with the largest panels measuring 3.5 x 20 metres. The CNC machines process the panels into precise building components, with holes for doors, windows and utilities. The finished elements are then delivered in exactly the right order for smooth and fast assembly on site.

Setra is one of Sweden’s largest wood industry companies.