Borsodwood Kft’s parent company, WIS Holding Zrt has established the background that allows to operate a flexible sawmill for leafy trees considered medium size in European standards but quite large in Hungary. Built in 2014, the plant uses more than 20.000 m2 for its operations in the Business and Logistics Park of Europe Center Miskolc.
We process primarily beech and oak in our sawmill.

The technology can be characterised as environmentally friendly primarily owing to the fact that the input material is 100% utilised and use of fossil energy carriers is minimised. Chopped timber processed in the sawmill is used by a 3 MW Binder furnace to produce heat energy.

The Plant
Implementation of technology in the 3000 m2 plant was carried out by the Austrian company WDT, and the basic equipment was supplied by the most highly respected German manufacturer of the field EWD. Drying equipment supplied by the Italian Nardi is also included in the technology.
Belonging to the plant are 6 drying-chambers suitable for drying 700 m3 sawn timber. Steaming-chambers are 130 m3 in total steaming capacity.
Total annual capacity of the sawmill is up to 40.000 m3, producing more than 20.000 m3 of lumber every year. Lumber is prepared according to the highest quality standards before processing. Beech wood is put in steaming for up to 24-36 hours before being placed in the drying-chambers – where it is dried until water content reached as little as 8-10%. Oak wood required more caution. Before put in the drying-chambers, it is first prepared by drying it in open air for a couple of weeks.
Although it has only recently been built, management is constantly trying to develop and improve on efficiency. In the near future, we are planning to optimize our cutting technology, increase our steaming capacity, and improve on quality and processing of the produced lumber.

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