Efficiency in Every Load
Fundamentally, the transport options we use must be efficient, safe and eco-friendly; they must also meet requirements for a good working environment and good working conditions. Setra’s Code of Conduct for Suppliers sets out basic sustainability requirements and is included in all contracts with our carriers.
The incoming timber is often of local or regional origin and comes from forests within a 130-kilometer radius of the sawmills. The majority arrives in timber trucks and about 5 percent is transported by rail.
Our sawn and processed wood products are mainly transported by road and ship. Transport within Europe is mostly by road, while we use maritime transport to the UK, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the USA.
From an environmental point of view, rail is the best mode of transport and Setra uses this option whenever possible. Around 20 percent of our sawn wood products travel part of the distance by rail.