Danzer shuts down Souvans Plant in France

Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

One of the leading hardwood companies in the wood manufacturing sector, Danzer, recently announced its decision of shutting down the workshop in Souvans Plant in France. Danzer products are used in high-quality furniture, kitchen cabinets, cars and other applications. Dornbirn (A), Souvans (F). International hardwood specialist Danzer closes the plant in Souvans / France. The production site, that specialises in sliced Oak wear layers for engineered hardwood flooring, faced a decline in demand for veneer and a challenging raw material supply. Due to these specific circumstances, the company is forced to close the plant.



Only two years after the factory’s modernization and a 15 million euros investment, hardwood company Danzer has to shut down its plant in Souvans, France. The ambitious plan to increase the plant’s capacity and to specialise in the production of sliced thick-cut wear layers could not be realized. Hence, Danzer plans to close down the site. The decision was presented to staff representatives yesterday. The decreasing demand for PEFC-certified veneer and the limited availability of suitable raw materials in the region made this step inevitable: “The ambitious goals of our investment plan could not be realized. After several attempts, we now understand that the Souvans plant cannot operate economically at this location,” explains Danzer CEO Hans-Joachim Danzer, emphasizing that “the 95 employees of Danzer France will of course be supported by the company in cooperation with the local administration.”



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