Wood Processing, Analyzers and Services

Our businesses

Solutions to future-proof your production.

Three business units

By combining our offering in Wood Processing, Analyzers and Services, we innovate resource-efficient production solutions for engineered wood products, powered by data and digital tools.

Wood Processing

Wood Processing is Raute’s largest business unit with main production facilities in Nastola, Finland. It develops and manages Raute’s technology portfolio covering all key sub-processes of veneer, plywood and LVL production. The Wood Processing Business Unit is responsible for engineering and design, projects, production, procurement and supply chain, automation, and research and development. Project deliveries make up a large part of Raute’s business, and in mill-scale projects, Raute is the global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. We can supply tools for the entire production process covering the entire investment life cycle both in technologically advanced markets and modernizing ones. 

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Raute Analyzers focuses on making the most out of raw material and minimizing overall waste in veneer, plywood, LVL, and lumber production. It has product development and production in three location – Kajaani and Oulu, Finland and Pullman, USA. Analyzers’ advanced data analysis is the key for productivity and the quality of production. Analyzers utilize machine vision, moisture detection, and strength analysis combined with digital tools in the grading of veneer and plywood, and the optimization of the production process. Our portfolio covers all production functions and solutions for the R7-, R5-, and R3-Series. 

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Raute Services help customers to maintain existing machinery and to improve production. We serve our worldwide customer base in 13 locations Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Singapore, and the USA (2), plus the service resources working out of our main manufacturing hubs.  

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Production in three continents 

With a powerful combination of equipment and services, we constantly develop new solutions in our production plants and technology and competence centers in Canada, China, Finland, and the USA. 

MillSIGHTS for intelligent production management

MillSIGHTS is all about efficiency, productivity and quality. It is the only management information system (MIS) available on the market that is specially designed for veneer, plywood, and LVL production, and applicable for different production environments and wood species. MillSIGHTS also shortens response time in alarm situations. 

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Much more than just machinery

At this point, we are the only company in the world that can provide the entire production process of veneer, plywood, and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). Our solutions accommodate any kind of production, from any species of wood, using any machinery in our portfolio, and according to any magnitude of production.  

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Cool, clean and clever

Cool, clean and clever production solutions ensure trackable and traceable use of wood across the value chain. High-quality wood based panel products can be reused, recycled, or used as raw material in energy production. 

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