This is UPM Plywood

We manufacture high-quality WISA® plywood and veneer products for construction, vehicle flooring, LNG shipbuilding, parquet manufacturing and other industrial applications. Our plywood and veneer business employ 1,500 professionals who develop, manufacture, sell and deliver high quality uncoated and coated WISA products for various demanding applications to our customers worldwide.

By taking advantage of the best characteristics of birch and spruce raw material, our modern production methods as well as the knowledge and experience of our people, we can offer hardwearing and ecological solutions to our partners in construction, transport an many other industries worldwide.

When you choose WISA, you have the confidence that the plywood and veneer come only from legal, sustainable sources and conform to all relevant standards and regulations, including the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). WISA products are available either PEFC (PEFC/02-31-112) or FSCTM (FSC® C009856) certified.

Although we sell products under the registered trademark WISA®, we are a business area of UPM. UPM’s other business areas are UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers and UPM Communication Papers.

 

What makes us strong

  • End-use, market and customer insight
  • Safe and certified products
  • Reliable supplier with consistent high quality
  • Leading supplier in demanding end-uses
  • Frontrunner in plywood R&D and product development
  • Superior customer service
  • Strongest brand in the market – WISA® 
 

UPM Plywood in figures

Employees
1,500
Factories
7 in Europe
Sales offices
in 7 countries
Sales
422 M€
 
 

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Production units

UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill

UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill

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UPM Kalso Veneer Mill

UPM Kalso Veneer Mill

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UPM Otepää Plywood Mill

UPM Otepää Plywood Mill

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UPM Pellos Plywood Mills

UPM Pellos Plywood Mills

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UPM Savonlinna Plywood Mill

UPM Savonlinna Plywood Mill

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Plywood production process

Plywood panels are composed of at least three veneers. All the veneers in WISA birch plywood are made of birch. Birch plywood is used where special strength and/or a hard and smooth surface is required. All the veneers in WISA spruce plywood are made of spruce. Spruce plywood, which is light weight and cost effective, is widely used for construction.

Coatings, CNC-machining and cutting-to-size convert plywood panels into ready-to-install products. Coatings improve the plywood's resistance to wear, impact, chemicals and weather. Films and laminates imprinted with various patterns improve the panel's frictional properties.

 

WISA Plywood production process

 

WISA Plywood Production Process

WISA Plywood Production Process

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As the frontrunner of the new forest industry UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. We create value from renewable and recyclable materials. UPM - The Biofore Company.

UPM's structure consists of the following business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) and UPM Plywood. We sell our plywood and veneer products under the registered trademark WISA®. 

 
 

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