The new plant is the fifth Siempelkamp plant the company is now operating.

Metro Ply Group, the region’s largest particleboard producer, operates a total of four particleboard plants (three made by Siempelkamp) and five MDF plants (two made by Siempelkamp). 

The current project includes the forming and press line including a ContiRoll in 8ft x 40.4m format, a cooling and stacking line and a board intermediate storage. 

Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner supplied the dryer and the energy plant. Pallmann, the size reduction specialist in the Siempelkamp Group, contributed the size reduction machines. Siempelkamp’s Belgian subsidiary Sicoplan took charge of planning the entire plant. 

The greenfield project started in May 2022 and will use rubberwood plantations around Surat Thani as feedstock raw material.