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EGGER all praise for Siempelkamp plant

Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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At the EGGER site in Lexington, North Carolina, USA, a Greenfield particleboard plant made by Siempelkamp was successfully accepted. Thanks to the excellent cooperation between the EGGER and Siempelkamp teams, this success was achieved only eleven weeks after the first board was produced.

Already the commissioning of the particleboard plant could be advanced via remote service during a Corona Pandemic related interruption. Thus, the first board was produced with only a slight delay within the scheduled time frame. The next important step, the acceptance, also followed within a short time only eleven weeks after the start of production. Supported by a small Siempelkamp team on site, a fast ramp-up curve was achieved; plant performance and availability are as agreed.

The new particleboard line contains a ContiRoll® in the 10′ x 43.7 m format, which is the 15th ContiRoll® in operation within the EGGER group. The scope of supply also includes two dryers made by the Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner, as well as the size reduction technology made by the Siempelkamp subsidiary Pallmann.

“Our 20th site in Lexington is very important for our presence in the North American market. It is therefore more than pleasing that the new plant reached acceptance quickly and reliably in view of all the Corona-related restrictions. Here, the long-standing partnership with Siempelkamp pays off, as does the fact that two well-coordinated teams acted quickly, constructively, and reliably. We are highly satisfied,” says Bernhard Vorreiter, EGGER Lexington project manager.

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