Rising wood prices. Optimise your production process with Salvador machinery

29 | 07 | 2022

2021 was an annus horribilis for the cost of raw materials.

Last year, wood prices in Europe touched EUR 900 per cubic meter, peaking at EUR 1,686 in Italy (+500% compared to April 2020) [source: xylon.it].

The Europe-wide increase in demand for mortgages has also stimulated rapid growth in the construction sector and as a consequence softwood lumber has seen record demand and a sharp rise in prices; as if that were not enough, the pandemic has had the indirect consequence of accelerating demand for home furniture and building renovation. What’s more, in a country like Italy, the building sector has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the various state bonuses, which have also driven the window and door frame market: a market that in Italy will grow by 21% in 2021 alone.

Germany, to take another example, is Europe’s leading window market in terms of quantity and value, and in 2021 the German market demanded more than twice as much wood as the previous year.

Even today, prices are still +35% compared to pre-pandemic levels. [source: assolombarda.it].

It seems that companies working in the wood industry are caught between a rock and a hard place: on the one hand the strong demand for labor, which has suddenly exploded, and on the other hand the very high cost of raw materials, which threatens to bring many production facilities to their knees.

Wood cutting optimisers are programmed to speed up work and save the waste derived from wood processing: it is in the light of this complicated and unstable scenario that they can reveal all their advantages and potential. Compared to manual cutting, in fact, an optimiser can improve wood yield by 15% and reduce processing time by 75%.

Our company specializes in the production of machinery for cutting wood, wood derivatives and plastics. It was founded 40 years ago in the province of Treviso, an area known for its long tradition in woodworking and the development of tools and technologies used in this sector.

Our optimisation and cutting-off machines for the wood industry are configured according to customer specifications, and are designed to optimize the production process and save raw material, reducing waste: essential features that, together with the efficiency of our machinery and punctual after-sales support, make our company a leading brand in the European and global market.