England’s largest sawmill operator just unveiled a £50 million investment in two of its operations – in Fort William and Latvia. The plan is to invest approximately £43m into the Lochaber site and the rest of the planned amount with be invested in Lavia. BSW Timber recently posted a 187% increase in profits to reach a level of £17.2m.
As BSW Timber chief executive Tony Hackney explained, “For some time, the development at BSW’s colossal Fort William site, at the foot of Ben Nevis, has been postponed in favor of growth through the acquisition of Howie Forest Products in Dalbeattie, the largest sawmill in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.”
The other mills run by BSW are at Boat of Garten, Petersmuir in East Lothian, Carlisle and Wales.