Greenpanel buys third Dieffenbacher MDF plant

22 February 2023

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Indian MDF producer Greenpanel Industries Ltd is to install a new Dieffenbacher CEBRO thin-board line in Routhusuramala, Andhra Pradesh.

Greenpanel, India’s largest MDF manufacturer will install the new line at the same site where it commissioned a Dieffenbacher MDF line with a 56m CPS in 2018. 

The two companies’ first project together was an MDF plant that started up in 2010 – the first continuous wood-based panel plant on the Indian subcontinent.  

“Over the last two years, we have increased our MDF production capacity from 500,000 to 660,000 m³, but the demand for our premium-quality boards produced with Dieffenbacher technology is still growing significantly,” said Shobhan Mittal, managing director and CEO of Greenpanel. 

The new CEBRO line, scheduled to go into operation in summer 2024, will include a Dieffenbacher fibre dryer, air grader, forming station and forming line, a CPS+ continuous press system including Press Emission Control System, the raw board handling system and the new Wireless STS raw board storage system. The scope of supply also includes the digital service platform MyDIEFFENBACHER and the EVORIS plant digitalization solution.

“EVORIS is a great tool that will help us make even better decisions in the shortest possible time,” said Mittal. “That’s why we decided not only to use it in our new line but also to add EVORIS to our existing MDF line in Routhusuramala,” he concluded.

Contract signing between Greenpanel managing director and CEO Shobhan Mittal and Dieffenbacher CEO Christian Dieffenbacher at Dieffenbacher’s headquarters in Eppingen, Germany.