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Dieffenbacher partners with Carmanah

Dieffenbacher of Germany and Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc. of Surrey, B.C., announced the signing of a Cooperation Agreement for the supply of disc and ring stranding systems to engineered wood applications outside of North America.

January 7, 2013  By Dieffenbacher Group

The cooperation agreement between Dieffenbacher and Carmanah will cover Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Existing Carmanah customers in these territories should continue to contact Carmanah for service and spare parts requirements. Existing Dieffenbacher customers shall continue to contact Dieffenbacher.

“We are extremely pleased with this agreement as it allows the companies to work closely together to offer customers an integrated and optimized solution for their woodroom requirements,” stated Carmanah president and CEO Michael Colwell.

“Carmanah is market leader for OSB stranders in North America with over 120 installations. With this and already some footprints in the EU, Russia, South America and New Zealand, we are confident that the cooperation will be successful,” said Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher, president and CEO of Dieffenbacher.

According to Dieffenbacher, the company is extremely selective in establishing Cooperation Agreements due to their long-standing reputation for excellence. It stated that “Carmanah, a supplier of high quality stranding equipment and with a comprehensive knowledge of strand production and optimization, is an ideal partner to provide capital equipment to the woodroom in an OSB mill.”


Dieffenbacher is a global player with a rich and successful history of more than 130 years. As a supplier of complete plants, they offer innovative and comprehensive solutions for applications in the wood-based panel, automotive, and component industries. Carmanah, which is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013, is a leader in the supply of disc and ring stranders to the engineered wood industry with installations in North and South America, Europe, the UK, and New Zealand.

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