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Siempelkamp and Sunds Fibertech signed an agreement for the sale of the KüstersPress and ContiPress® business. With the transaction, Sunds Fibertech will become the OEM supplier for this technology area. The transfer date will be January 3, 2024.
The KüstersPress and ContiPress® technology is used for the production of MDF and particleboard. Between 1987 and 2006, more than 60 presses were delivered and more than 50 presses are in operation all over the world today. These presses require technology support, spare parts, service and modernisation.
By combining the business volumes of the technology in Sunds Fibertech, it will be possible to secure strong aftermarket support for these presses in the long term. Sunds Fibertech will expand its German Service & Technology center in Willich, near Siempelkamp‘s headquarters in Krefeld, to grow sales, technical support, a workshop and a logistics center. The Service & Technology Center will be fully focused on KüstersPress and ContiPress® technology.
“We will by this acquisition strengthen our position as a strategic partner to our customers by a wider service offering. Our team in Germany will be a good combination of several experts who have been part of the Küsters journey from the very beginning, and next generation of press experts. The new Service & Technology Center will be about 2000 m2 including offices, a customized workshop and a logistics center.” says Lars Eklund, CEO of Sunds Fibertech.
Stefan Wissing, CEO of the Siempelkamp Logistics & Service Business Unit points out: “By combining the business volumes of KüstersPress and ContiPress® in Sunds Fibertech, we will secure a strong long-term support for these presses. We are convinced that Sunds Fibertech’s focus will ensure the best support and solution for the customers.”
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