Last year also saw the installation or acceptance of 17 new plants, and the company’s net assets grew to €70m, reaching an equity ratio of well over 30%. With orders worth €700m in the wood based panel and forming divisions, all key areas of the company are secure until 2014.

At the end of 2012, the Dieffenbacher group employed 1,780 people, an increase of 30 on the previous year.