Siempelkamp is to supply two complete lines for the production of wood based products to South-East Asia.

A contact has been signed with Sumatera Prima Fibreboard (SPF), Indonesia, for a thin MDF line, and another contract has been signed with Metro Particle Co Ltd, Thailand, to supply a complete particleboard plant.

Both contracts came through at the same time and have given Siempelkamp’s Asia business fresh impetus.

“The need for machines for the production of wood based products remains high. Our customers seem to have few problems financing projects. Therefore, we can expect new interesting orders for the future,said Dr-Ing Hans W Fechner, spokesperson of  Siempelkamp Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co KG, Krefeld, Germany.

The company says its strategy to acquire important component suppliers for wood based products production lines during difficult economic times is now paying off.

These suppliers include Siempelkamp Energy Systems, formerly Metso, and the front-end manufacturer Hombak.

Furthermore, Siempelkamp and CMC Texpan, Italy, will manufacture and assemble complete gluing systems in the future.