Strategy and targets

Raute updates its strategy and introduces new financial targets for the five-year strategy period to support its ambition for sustainable growth. According to the new strategy, Raute is the partner to future-proof the wood industry. With our unique solutions, we drive change and promote resource-efficient society.

Raute – Making Wood Matter

Our foundation is strong, as we are the global market leader in veneer, plywood and LVL production technologies. In this segment, we will grow our Services concept and strengthen our offering in Analyzers and Wood Processing with innovative production solutions and models, as well as data and digital tools.

Moving ahead, our aim is to accelerate growth by expanding Raute’s portfolio into new wood products segments, especially through digital and analytical solutions and new service concepts.  In the Wood Processing business unit, we will focus on improving profitability and geographical expansion. In the Services business unit, we will expand our global network and digital offering. In the Analyzers business unit, we will create new software solutions using artificial intelligence and analytics for a broader end-use offering.

Our commitment is to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future in engineered wood products. This is especially important now as the usage of wood in building construction increases, labor shortages and production costs pose challenges to production efficiency and quality, and the interest in more local veneer and plywood production accelerates. For the engineered wood products industry, these trends create versatile opportunities to improve resource efficiency across the value chain, and we have already had our first openings in massive wood products area.   

 Raute’s financial targets for 2023-2028

  • Net sales 250 MEUR, including both organic and inorganic growth
  • Services and Analyzers relative share of net sales 40% of the Group
  • Comparable EBITDA margin 12% on average over cycle
  • Capital structure: Equity ratio over 40%

Raute aims to pay a stable and sustainable dividend over different market conditions.