Raute is a technology company serving the wood products industry worldwide. Its most important customers are the plywood and LVL industries.
Raute's customers are companies operating in the wood products industry manufacturing veneer, plywood and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). The increasing popularity of renewable raw materials and products, for example in construction, means growth for the wood products industry. The size of the global wood products industry market is approximately EUR 150 billion.
The total value of the production technology investments in the global veneer, plywood and LVL industry is estimated at some EUR 500–550 million a year in a normal economic situation.
Raute is the global market leader in its largest customer sector, the plywood industry, with a 15–20 percent market share. Raute's position in the LVL industry is also strong, as approximately half of the LVL manufactured in the world is produced with machines supplied by Raute.
Raute's technology offering covers machinery and equipment for the customer's entire production process. As a supplier of mill-scale projects Raute is a global market leader both in the plywood and LVL industries. Additionally, Raute's full-service concept includes technology services ranging from spare parts deliveries to regular maintenance and equipment modernizations. Typical aspects of project-focused business are sensitivity to cyclical economic fluctuations and poor predictability of timing.
Our customers are served by some 500 Raute professionals globally in nine countries. Our production facilities are situated in Nastola and Kajaani in Finland, in the Vancouver area in Canada and in the Shanghai area in China. The company's sales network has a global reach. Maintenance and spare part services are increasingly offered locally.
The company's series A shares have been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd since 1994.