Greenlam South, a subsidiary of Greenlam Industries headquartered in New Delhi, India, has ordered a high-end particleboard plant from Dieffenbacher for its new manufacturing facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
According to Dieffenbacher, commercial production of up to 265,000m³ of particleboard per year is expected by the Q4 FY 2023/24.
With more than 5,000 employees, a network of over 14,000 channel partners and a production capacity of 15.62 million sheets of high-pressure laminate (HPL) per annum, Greenlam is reportedly among the world’s top three producers of laminates.
Saurabh Mittal, managing director & CEO at Greenlam Industries, said, “Our new Dieffenbacher particleboard plant marks our third production unit in India and puts us on a path to becoming a leading wood-panel producer in India.”
Greenlam has 15 international offices and four international distribution centres from which it exports products to more than 100 countries.
Dieffenbacher will supply the new plant’s forming station and forming line with pre-press, the CPS+ continuous press with press emission control system, the raw board handling system, and the dryer. Also included are engineering, electrics and plant automation for the complete plant and the Lukki raw board storage system.
Greenlam’s new high-end particleboard plant will also feature EVORIS, Dieffenbacher’s new digital platform. UN Sarma, president of manufacturing chip board and engineering services at Greenlam, elaborated: “EVORIS will help us to understand and control our plant in a better and easier manner.
“When Dieffenbacher introduced us to the EVORIS platform, we were immediately hooked. I strongly believe it is the future of wood-based panel production.”
“EVORIS is a real success story,” stated Stefan Zipf, head of the wood business unit at Dieffenbacher. “Since introducing the digital platform at LIGNA.Innovation Network in September 2021, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and a large number of inquiries to implement EVORIS in new and existing plants.
“We are very happy that Greenlam South will be among the first companies to benefit from EVORIS.”