Dang Quoc Lich, chairman of the board, Thien Lam Dat, said: “We began to plant fast-growing tree plantations with the objective of producing wood based panels 11 years ago.

“During the years we have visited more than 30 plants in Europe to study the technology and find the right supplier for our project. This long journey consequently resulted in our partnership with Dieffenbacher.”

Christian Dieffenbacher, member of the board of management, Dieffenbacher, added: “We are happy that all our efforts were rewarded. I am sure that it will be a very fruitful cooperation and that the new MDF plant will be a great success for Thien Lam Dat.”

The core of the plant will be the CPS+ press system and scope of supply includes the complete production line, from the wood yard through the strapping and packing line as well as an energy plant.

The raw material for the MDF production will come from Thien Lam Dat’s plantations and will be mostly acacia wood. Start-up of the plant is planned for mid-2018.