Sawmill machinery is used to saw large pieces of wood. They are used to cut lumber with accuracy and speed. Their forte lies in their customization as they can be trailered near the site where the trees are cut. Sawmills find its application in numerous industries. Increasing use of portable sawmill in the wood processing equipment industry and construction industry has been primarily driving the market growth.
Sawmills have been getting technically advanced as they are equipped with scanners and sensors. Increasing levels of population have driven the demand for construction activities which is driving the demand for residential housing. Rise in the demand for furniture is set to drive the growth for construction activities. The demand for portable sawmills is driven by increasing demand for wood.
North America has witnessed the highest CAGR and also to have the high share in the market in terms of geography due to increasing number of construction projects.
According to Business Research Insights, the global portable sawmills market size was valued at USD 128.8 million in 2022 and is projected to reach a valuation of USD 154.9 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 3.1%. The market has leading players:-
- McDonough Manufacturing
- Norwood Sawmill Equipment
- Corley Manufacturing
- SERRA Maschinenbau
- Linck Holzverarbeitungstechnik
- Baxley Equipment
- Salem Equipment
Leading market players of the market are Norwood Sawmill Equipment, McDonough Manufacturing, Wood-Mizer, Norwood Sawmill Equipment, Primultini, and Corley Manufacturing. These companies have been focusing on R&D activities in sawmill machinery. They are also using innovative and new technologies to incorporate it into their product portfolio. For instance, December 2021, Wood Mizer upgraded its professional and personal sawmills to professional and people respectively. The new sawmills were replaced with new gasoline G57 engines to its LTD70 and LT70WIDE sawmills One of the leading sellers of portable sawmills is Wood Mizer which has operated for about 20 years. The company offers personal and professional sawmills to industries globally.
Business Research Insights States Top 5 Portable Sawmills Manufacturers-
1. McDonough Manufacturing (U.S.)
McDonough Manufacturing is a U.S.-based sawmill machinery company located in Wisconsin. The company was started in 1888 which focuses on offering durable sawmill machinery offering efficiency and speed required by the modern sawmill. It is a family-owned business and are known for their rugged design and reliability. In 1892, the company was granted a patent for “Traveling Bed Feed Resaw”, now Linebar Resaw. As for today, it is one of the most profitable machines in the modern mill-a machine.
2. SERRA Maschinenbau (Germany)
SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH is a German company which builds stationery and mobile sawmill technology equipped with modern control panels and new technology. The machines offered by the company have stable and robust construction. They are stable in nature. The company works in more than 1500 sawmills in about 80 countries globally. The company offers products under sawmills, resaws, project planning, add-ons & extensions, and forestry machinery & equipment.
3. Wood Mizer (U.S.)
Wood Mizer is a sawmill machinery provider offering industrial and portable sawmills, edgers, resaws, material handling equipment, kilns, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment. Founded in 1982, the company offers timber processing products throughout the globe. It has been operating for more than 30 years and has sold around 70,000 bandmills in about 20 countries and have more than 100 authorized distributors globally.
4. Corley Manufacturing Company (U.S.)
Corley Manufacturing Company manufactures sawmill and woodworking machinery. The company develops and manufactures machinery and services for the primary and secondary breakdown process in a sawmill. Corley Manufacturing offers its products in the State of Tennessee. The company was started in 1905 and provides products for primary and secondary breakdown, ancillary products, optimization and controls, and engineering and project management.
5. Primultini (Italy)
Started in 1923, Primultini Group offers a complete and diverse range of machines, plants, and equipment. The group offers innovative and safe solutions for all production requirements. The product variety are band saw headrigs, log carriages, canter, resawing machines, headrig accessories, multiple ripsaw, saw servicing equipment, and cross-cut saws. It is an Italian company offering sawmill solutions and has acquired Bongioanni brand.
Integration of Advanced Technology to Increase the Adoption of the Product
As the market is growing and prospering, technology is also advancing. In order to have the accurate measure of the lumber, industry is using sensors in the sawmills machinery which helps in cutting of the wood logs. It offers smooth and better finishing. Many companies have started using automated sawmill machinery to insert and position wood logs and reduce manual labor. Wood pellets are being used as an alternative to fossil fuels. Increasing number of DIY projects, home improvement projects, and sawmills is gaining popularity amongst youth. People have been using renewable resources to reduce the carbon footprints instead of fossil fuels. New machines have been developed which are equipped with technologies such as frequency-controlled motors and frequency-controlled movements. These technologies enable easy cutting and efficient work.