Kaamos Timber

The Kaamos Group’s biggest investments in the timber industry are made by Kaamos Timber. The company was founded in 2003 and produces sawn timber in Belarus, which it then sells all over the world. It has two production units: an operational mill (Vitebskaya Lesopilka) and a second mill that it currently under construction (Mozerski Lesozavod). The company is 100% Estonian-owned and specialises in the production of sawn timber from conifers. Kaamos Timber currently employs 250 people and is one of the biggest producers of sawn timber from conifers on the Belarusian market. As much as 95% of its output is exported.


Vitebskaya Lesopilka sawmill produces sawn wood from conifers (pine, spruce), with an approximate production volume of 250,000 m3 of lumber per year. The assortment of finished products includes more than 150 various profiles. The moisture content of dried lumber is up to 8%. In addition, the sawmill produces annually more than 300,000 m3 of wood chips and 150,000 m3 of sawdust as a by-product, the latter of which is exported to wood pellet producers. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the sawmill has continued operating independently, however, with reduced volumes, with the main markets being Central Asia and Far East countries. www.vitebsk-lesopilka.com


In 2019, Kaamos Timber launched construction of a new mill in the Belarusian city of Mazyr. Production of sawn timber from conifers will start in the second half of 2022. The production volume planned for the new mill is 250,000 m3. The company plans to operate a cutting-edge sawing and sorting line with enhanced drying power at the mill. This will expand the range of sawn timber offered by the mill and generate around 100 new jobs. A total of 25 million euros is planned to be invested in the new mill, whose construction is being co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). At the moment all investments in the sawmill have been stopped.

“I have been working with Belarus sawmills for more than 20 years and Kaamos team brought a breeze of fresh air in that business. We have been cooperating for 10 years and mutual trust has made Kaamos Timber our number 1 supplier. We expect to grow along with Kaamos Timber group as they keep growing and increasing their output with the expected new sawmill. Collaboration with Kaamos Timber is driven by their work attitude as well as professional, client-oriented and dedicated team.“ - Kristaps Kaņepe