Our solutions

Raute has been a preferred partner for small private family companies as well as major global forest groups for over 110 years.

A global market leader in veneer, plywood and LVL production technologies

Raute is the only company in the world to provide solutions covering the entire production process of veneer, plywood, and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). Today, more than half of the world’s LVL is manufactured with machines supplied by Raute.

We actively seize digital opportunities and innovate production solutions that maximize yield and optimize the use of by-products. Starting from our customers’ needs, we combine technology, software, and services to excel in performance across the lifecycle of the investment. 

Raute’s solutions include all key subprocesses of veneer, plywood and LVL production; log handlingpeeling, drying, veneer handling, plywood layup and pressing, panel handling and repairing, LVL lay-up and pressing, LVL billet handling, and grading. Analyzers compose one of the main product areas and are part of the automation, machine vision, and measuring technology solutions in our smart mills.

With our lifecycle services, we support our customers across their mill’s lifetime, from investment consultation to mill audits, modernizations, and knowhow development. Our solutions apply ergonomics and advanced safety automation that improve wellbeing at work, occupational safety, and productivity. This makes us a unique one-stop-shop in the veneer-based product manufacturing industry.

Our main customer segments




Project deliveries make up a large part of Raute’s business, and in mill-scale projects Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Depending on customer needs, we provide them with different production subprocesses and lines, machines and automation as well as software, measuring systems, and analyzers for production management and quality control. In 2022, interest was high in veneer, plywood and LVL production solutions in Europe, North America and Latin America. Single production line orders increased.



Both changes in the market and the development of technology and digitalization accelerated the services business. The new, constantly developing technology
demands know-how and skills which, for many customers, are not worthwhile investing in themselves. Technology development makes it possible to extend the lifecycle of basic equipment through modernization and service agreements. Online services create new ways of working and cooperating with positive impact
on product quality, efficiency, and profitability.



Data-led and digitalized production is gaining more and more interest among veneer, plywood, and LVL producers. Market changes especially in global veneer production have led the producers to consider how the products can be sold despite increased production costs and decreased price per product. As a result, producers are seeking ways to enhance cost structure, but also the processing value of the product. Raute Audits with MillSIGHTS analyze production from the perspectives of raw material usage, workforce efficiency and automation. Analysis is based on real time data collected from production lines with Raute Analyzers.

Full scope solution partner

Wood Processing

Raute’s core technology offering for veneer, plywood and LVL production.


Raute’s latest measurement technology for sorting veneer, plywood and LVL, and special measurement equipment for sawn timber.


Raute’s full-service concept ranging from spare parts deliveries to regular maintenance, digital services and equipment upgrades.