Andritz to supply third MDF fibre preparation system to Starwood

From left to right: Cihan Ayla, general manager of Hanex; Hüseyin Yildiz, vice president of Starwood; Michael Rupp, vice president of Panelboard Systems in the Andritz Paper, Fibre and Recycling Division; Mehmet Tarakci, deputy general manager of Hanex; Denis Miklau, project manager of Andritz

International technology group Andritz has received a repeat order from Starwood Orman Urunleri Sanayi AS to supply the third complete fibre preparation system for its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) production lines in İnegöl, Turkey. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2022.

The scope of supply comprises a complete fibre preparation line, including the chip washing system and a pressurised refining system with a 64” refiner, type S2064, for superior fibre production at minimum energy consumption. The new, state-of-the-art system will process a mixture of pine and beech wood chips.

Hüseyin Yildiz, vice president of Starwood, said, “Close collaboration is the key. That is how we were so successful in our earlier projects with Andritz, and why we are working with them again on our new project. We believe in teamwork, and Andritz is a reliable team member.”

Michael Rupp, vice president for Panelboard Systems at the Andritz Paper, Fibre and Recycling Division, added, “We are extremely proud to have Starwood among our key customers. This new project is another milestone in a longstanding and fruitful collaboration.”

Andritz and Starwood have been close business partners for many years, with Andritz providing extensive service work and continuous upgrades for all lines at the İnegöl site – regardless of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) – since 2014.

Starwood is one of the largest industrial companies in Turkey and produces around 2,000m3 of MDF and 3,000m³ of chipboard per day. Among other business segments, the company is specialised in the production of thin MDF ranging from 1.5 to 8mm. Starwood plays a major role as a furniture supplier in Turkey and in other countries in the Middle East.