Despite limitations posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kastamonu Entegre has produced its first board on time on 27 February 2021.
Following the start of assembly in July 2020 and the completion of the dry run at the end of January 2021, the punctual production of the first board represents a further milestone in the implementation of the project. Kastamonu’s team of staff, as well as the Siempelkamp employees from Germany and Turkey, perfectly coordinated with each other to quickly and safely make their plant fully operational.
“Congratulations and, above all, thanks go to the entire Kastamonu team who made it possible to implement the project on time and successfully during these special times,” explained Ulrich Kaiser, Head of Sales at Siempelkamp.
“The clear and fast communication with the customer’s project management during the entire course of the project should also be emphasised. This is the basis for a successful project,” said Siempelkamp project manager Axel Weiss.
The new particleboard line, which includes Siempelkamp’s Generation 9 ContiRoll® in the 7′ x 37.1 m format is designed for a daily output of approximately 2,000 m³. The focus here is on the Turkish furniture industry as a sales market.
The plant is the eighth Siempelkamp plant with continuous press technology which Kastamonu currently operates in Turkey, Russia and Italy. Since the foundation of the Siempelkamp office in Istanbul in 2010, the team around Faruk Sisci, now consisting of eight members, has been the first point of contact for Turkish Siempelkamp customers.