Kastamonu Entegre collaborates with Siempelkamp on new particleboard plant

From left: Hasan Akpinar, global investment and projects director, Kastamonu Entegre; Ulrich Kaiser, head of sales, Siempelkamp; and Ralf Spindler from GIM Export (Image: Siempelkamp)

Kastamonu Entegre has placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant for its location in the city of Kastamonu, Turkey.

According to Siempelkamp, this is the third joint project within the last two and a half years of collaboration. The new plant corresponds to the design of the particleboard plant that Kastamonu Entegre has been operating at the Samsun, Turkey site since February 2021.

The Samsun plant, as well as the one currently on order, contains a 7-feet x 37.1m ContiRoll, and is designed for a daily output of 2,000m³.

At the plant in Kastamonu City the Turkish wood-based panel producer has already been operating a Siempelkamp plant for the production of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and high-density fibreboard (HDF) since 2007. With the new particleboard plant at this location, Kastamonu Entegre is expanding its range of boards for the domestic furniture industry.

As recently as November 2021, Kastamonu Entegre ordered a superlative wood-based panel plant for MDF production at the Balıkesir site. With an 8-feet x 63.7 m ContiRoll, it includes what is reportedly the “longest continuous press in the Turkish market”.

“The plant in Samsun keeps what the initial phase promised,” explained Ulrich Kaiser, head of sales at Siempelkamp. “It produces at a top level and stands for everything that is important to us when we realise projects for our customers: reliability, high performance, teamwork.”

The project is realised together with GIM Export Group, Siempelkamp’s link to the Turkish market.