Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries
Puutuoteteollisuus ry / Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries is a confederation for Finnish woodworking and wood products industry companies. It roots from the 1940'ies but it took its current shape 2015.
Our company members are Stora Enso Wood products, UPM Plywood, UPM Timber, Metsä Wood and Versowood Oy
In addition we have following associations as members and associated members:
- Puuteollisuusyrittäjät ry Association of Finnish Woodworking and Furniture Industries (AFWFI)
- Puusepänteollisuus ry
- Kestopuuteollisuus ry The Finnish Wood Preserving Association / Demolite Ltd.
- Lämpöpuuyhdistys ry The International ThermoWood Association
- Porrasvalmistajat ry
Finnish Federation of the Woodworking Industry is an associated member of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.
We are a shareholder of Puuinfo Oy.
We are a member in the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries CEI-Bois and in Eurowindoor ASBL.
Main activity areas are lobbying on national and European level, standardisation, R&D coordination, environmental matters and communication.
Our aim is to help to initiate and support policies that enable and promote the use of wood in Finland. That is done in cooperation with the Ministries and other public stakeholders. We are contributing to the Wood Construction Programme in the current governamental programme. One of our priorities is the education policies that should take into consideration the future needs of our sector when providing education and training on all levels.
The standardisation of wood products is handled by The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT on our behalf. We are active in the standardisation groups TC 33, TC 38, TC 112, TC 124, TC 175 and the Eurocodes.
The R&D coordination activities stem from the discontinuation of the work of the Wood Research Council. Main activity is to follow the financing available and to point out important issues. An important task is to raise awareness of research needs and help the stakeholders to find partners in projects. In that the main tools is our research portal. It is a place where research units may feed information on planned, on-going or finished projects. The portal can be used also in English.
Our aim is to create awareness of the environmental benefits using wood brings in construction. One important tool there are the environmental product declarations, EPD's that we promote.