Siempelkamp orders are up
Jan. 24, 2014 – With almost 590 million euro in new orders, 2013 was a good business year for the Siempelkamp Group. With a sales turnover of 710 million euro the group achieved the third best figure in the history of the company. With an order intake of 405 million euro, the machine and plant engineering business unit exceeded the target figures. The determining factor for this result were primarily orders for plants for wood-based panel which were placed at the end of the year.
Plants for wood-based panel – very successful fourth quarter
Ten wood-based board manufacturers placed primarily large orders with Siempelkamp in 2013 including ContiRoll presses as part of orders for partial or complete plants. In a market characterized by fierce price competition, 2013 orders placed exceeded 2012 by two.
Six board manufacturers including HOMANIT ordered MDF plants from Siempelkamp in 2013. For its location in Krosno, Poland, the company placed an order in December for a high-tech production plant for thin MDF including an 8' x 28.8 m ContiRoll of the latest generation. Furthermore, Siempelkamp sold four production plants for particleboard in 2013.
In the area of short-cycle presses Siempelkamp recorded four new orders. One of these orders is a 2070 x 5610 mm short-cycle press for the long-standing Siempelkamp customer Egger in Tyrol. Furthermore, several different plant operators ordered our innovative MDF blending system, the Ecoresinator. Since its market introduction in 2011, 18 systems have already been sold to date. In the area of second-hand plants, demand has significantly increased for both suppliers as well as buyers. In 2013 it offered three particleboard lines, one MDF line as well as seven short-cycle lines in this business area.