Latest deal is Thai company’s 12th order with Siempelkamp and marks a new milestone for a long-standing relationship which has existed since the 1980s.
Thai Vanachai Panel Industries’ latest signed deal with Siempelkamp for a particleboard line sees the Krefeld-based equipment supplier delivering a 48.7m forming and press line—its longest 4’ ContiRoll® ever. The scope of supply also includes a cooling and stacking line, an automatic storage system as well as a sanding line.
From right: Wanthana Jaroennawarat, Managing Director, Vanachai Group of Companies; Henning Gloede, Managing Director, Siempelkamp Singapore
Previously it also ordered an MDF line from Siempelkamp in late 2016.
The order marks the longest and most successful customer relationship for Siempelkamp since it first established a presence in Southeast Asia in the late 1970s.
“This order is not only the second order that Vanachai has placed with Siempelkamp within one year, but it also represents the 12th line that the customer has placed with the Siempelkamp Group since the 1980s,” said Henning Gloede, managing director of Siempelkamp in Singapore.
The order was secured directly with Siempelkamp’s Qingdao office, the company’s second China-based location. This position provides the best conditions to serve the Asian market quickly and reliably with press components with high quality standards, Siempelkamp addressed in a press release.
The new particleboard plant will be based in Surat Thani. Installation is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018. Vanachai operates the largest of its three board production in this region. Following successful startup, Surat Thani will be home to six lines for MDF and particleboard production, five of which will have been supplied by Siempelkamp and one by Metso.
Vanachai is one of the leading wood-based materials manufacturers in Thailand.