Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019
“Hayırlı olsun” means as much as “Good luck”: Congratulations to the Turkish wood-based panel producer AGT, whose second MDF plant made by Siempelkamp reached the important milestone “First Board” on September 19, 2019. The AGT owner family, the management and the entire workforce had come together to celebrate the First Board. A Siempelkamp delegation together with Ulrich Kaiser, Head of Sales Siempelkamp, travelled from Germany to experience this important project success together with the Turkish customer and the Siempelkamp start-up experts- five years after the first board from the first MDF plant that AGT had ordered from Siempelkamp. “This was also a special occasion for Siempelkamp Sales and numerous other departments, which were always side by side with the AGT team during the consulting, planning, design, assembly and commissioning phases,” said Ulrich Kaiser.
The scope of supply contains a Generation 9, 7 ft x 55.3 m, ContiRoll® press, featuring the low density panel package, the forming and press line, and the glue kitchen with the innovative Ecoresinator resin blending and application system for MDF. Also included: the Eco-Sifter, a cooling and stacking line as well as a masterboard sanding and cut-to-size line with the associated intralogistics for downstream board finishing. The order volume also includes a fiber dryer and an energy system from Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner. The connection with the first MDF line made by Siempelkamp opens up numerous advantages and focuses above all on resource efficiency. The plant is designed for a daily output of more than 1,000 m³; the boards are produced especially for export.
Ordered at the beginning of 2018, this project underlines AGT’s commitment to visionary entrepreneurship with which Mehmet Söylemez leads the family business into the future. “There are various companies worldwide that manufacture presses. Siempelkamp supplies the ContiRoll® press as the heart of a production plant, but the overall concept of such a wood-based materials plant is of great relevance when it comes to the subject of ‘performance’. Siempelkamp is able to supply the best concept from a single source – from the woodyard to the value-added processes,” said Mehmet Söylemez during an interview at LIGNA 2019, confirming his company’s commitment to Siempelkamp.
On the occasion of the jointly celebrated First Board, the solidarity between the two companies was once again demonstrated – because Siempelkamp also lives the values of a family business, combined with the permanent drive to take the decisive step ahead in the market. “The location of AGT in Antalya with now two ContiRoll® presses each 55 m length will certainly develop in record time to another mega production site in Turkey, which allows not only the raw board production but also the finished board under a single roof. Many international customers have visited the AGT site together with Siempelkamp in the recent years and have intensively exchanged ideas with the owners and experts on site. The further expansion of the location will certainly be a magnet for many interested parties from near and far, “concludes Ulrich Kaiser.