Neumarkt/Gütersloh/Vancouver  – An outstanding performance, even for Eggersmann Kitchens of Hiddenhausen: 863 kitchens and 2000 sets of bathroom fittings were delivered to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver for fitting out the athletes' village by the traditional fourth generation family undertaking. The kitchen experts relied on high-quality engineered wood materials by Pfleiderer Industrie and fulfilled all the requirements to ensure that the so called "Millennium Water" accommodation for the athletes was able to achieve the highest stan-
dard in the environmental certification procedure LEED.

As experts for sustainable, healthy living and climate-friendly living, Eggersmann Kitchens co-operate closely with Pfleiderer Industrie, a Pfleiderer AG subsidiary. The engineered wood manufacturer, with headquarters in Gütersloh, offers among other things FSC-certified chipboard with an unmatched range of surfacing, which was used for the construction in question. For "Millennium Water", a warm, dark grey tone was selected, which is a theme in the three different color combinations throughout all of the 863 kitchens and 2000 bathrooms of the Olympic

Built according to the highest environmental standards and with high-quality fittings, the athletes' residences in "Millennium Water" are now, after the winter games, highly-desirable properties. The LEED certificate for the entire neighborhood has its own distinct effect: it was after all very closely examined at the start whether and to what extent this would affect health and environment over the course of its complete life-cycle – with an excellent result. This was recently acknowledged with the award of the highest LEED recognition in platinum.

About Pfleiderer Industrie:

Pfleiderer Industrie GmbH, a subsidiary of the Pfleiderer AG, is a manufacturer
of composite woods and finishing products for the furniture, doors and specialist
industries as well as for the interior accessories, timber frame construction and the
prefabricated house industry. More information at:

About Pfleiderer:

SDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG (ISIN DE 0006764749) is one of the world’s leading
producers of engineered wood. The company employs approximately 5,600
people and operates 22 sites in North America, Western and Eastern Europe
producing engineered wood, surface finished products and laminate flooring.
Pfleiderer is a preferred partner of the furniture industry, specialist and home
improvement stores, and interior design suppliers. In fiscal year 2009, the
Group generated consolidated revenues of approximately €1.4 billion and
EBITDA after restructuring costs of approximately €100 million.
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SOURCE: Pfleiderer AG

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