Egger has acquired Novem Industries, a wood recycling facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, under its waste wood recycling subsidiary Timberpak.
This acquisition will reportedly enhance Egger’s aim to create more from wood and be sustainable for future generations.
As Markus Frevert, plant manager for production at Egger Wood Products explained: “This acquisition will not only serve an important role in bolstering our sustainability initiatives here in North America but will also better position us in key markets as we continue to expand and grow.
“Timberpak will process post-consumer recycled materials to be used in the production of particleboard and thermally fused laminate products at our Lexington, North Carolina manufacturing plant. This diverts resources that would have otherwise gone to landfills.”
Acquiring Novem Industries will help Timberpak to transition and adapt its European-based processes and procedures to meet the needs of Egger’s Lexington plant, supplying raw materials for the plant’s on-site wood recycling operations, which is currently under construction.
Timberpak will accept construction and demolition waste wood. The wood will be ground into pieces about one foot in length before delivery to the Lexington production plant.
Further processing will occur at the on-site wood recycling facility. The recycled wood will be scanned for foreign materials, including metal, stones and plastics, before crushed into an appropriate size for particleboard production.
Timberpak will also serve as an additional source of wood for Egger’s particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) production while furthering the company’s sustainability goals.
This acquisition will be Timberpak’s 14th worldwide facility, adding onto other waste wood collection operations in the UK, Romania, France, Germany and Poland.
Source: Woodworking Network