Closer to the forest or closer to the customer?

August 7, 2020. – Roundwood is hard to deliver over long distances. That is the reason why hundred years ago the wood processing mills were erected next to water. Nowadays, roads facilitate transportation, but the same, fundamental problems exist. Is it better to be close to customers or close to raw material? Unfortunately, trees and their end-users don’t hang out in the same places. Instead of shipping roundwood, one solution is to send semi-finished products like veneer from the raw material source. A similar logic applies to pulp traveling from South America to China. Will we see this trend also picking up in plywood?