Dieffenbacher, a manufacturer of plants for the wood based panel industry, has decided to form an alliance with HOLTEC for the wood yard technology. This new strategic alliance will be named “Logyard Alliance”.

With this step Dieffenbacher extends its product portfolio and offers now complete system solutions for the wood based panel industry from the log to the board. HOLTEC contributes many years of know-how in log handling. With the design and manufacturing of complete wood yards with log conditioning, debarking as well as stranders and chippers, customers now get the complete solution from a single source. Their strength is the individual and complete planning tailor-made exactly for the customers’ requirements: from the chipper line to the complete OSB wood yard, from the complete foundation plan to the safety systems.

As a result of this alliance the first projects have already started. The latest project in the new alliance is the supply of a complete frontend for the new SWEDSPAN mill in Malacky (Slovakia). Dieffenbacher will supply the complete package, HOLTEC supplies the log handling including debarker and handling system for feeding the strander. A further large-scale project is for the supply of a complete OSB plant for the KRONOSPAN site Mogilev (Belarus). Dieffenbacher will supply a complete mill for producing OSB boards, HOLTEC will supply the wood yard and will integrate a new log conditioning technology.

Dieffenbacher is an international company group developing and producing press systems and complete production systems for the wood based panel industry, the automotive industry and industry suppliers. As a system supplier, Dieffenbacher offers its customers complete solutions for the economic production of marketable products for the future. As a family enterprise with 140 years of experience, Dieffenbacher is known as a leading technology company in the sector and counts as one of the market leaders in plant manufacturing for the wood based panel industry.

HOLTEC has more than 40 years of experience in plant manufacturing for the wood industry. More than 300 log yards have been supplied to the timber industry and the wood based panel industry over this period of time. For the last 10 years HOLTEC has supplied systems for log conveying in wood yards for the wood based panel industry under the high-performance brand solid-plus. This has been specially created for heavy duty 24 hour operations. During this time HOLTEC has supplied to the TOP 3 players in the European wood based panel industry more than 20 log yards.

Source: Dieffenbacher

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