The determining factor for this result were primarily orders for plants for wood based panel which were placed at the end of the year.

Ten wood based board manufacturers placed primarily large orders with Siempelkamp in 2013 including ContiRoll presses as part of orders for partial or complete plants.

In a market characterised by fierce price competition, 2013 orders placed exceeded 2012 by two.

Six board manufacturers including Homanit ordered MDF plants from Siempelkamp in 2013.