This last stage involves the combining of the BSW Sawmills UK log buying team with Tilhill Forestry’s timber harvesting team.

The integration process will start immediately and will be a phased process completing by March 31, 2018. Once the integration is complete Tilhill Forestry will have sole responsibility for the sawlog supply into BSW’s UK sawmills.

Tilhill Forestry will continue to supply sawlogs, small round wood and biomass to its other customers with no change to the current security of supply or contract terms.

“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies and is a logical consolidation following the acquisition of Tilhill by BSW two years ago,” said George McRobbie, managing director of Tilhill Forestry.

“This change will bring efficiency gains and provide a strong and robust foundation for us to develop improvements to the timber supply chain not just for BSW but for Tilhill’s other customers too.”

Tilhill Forestry provides a full range of consultancy and contracting services to the forest owner and forestry investor.