Two MDF/HDF Plants for Locations in Russia and Rumania
September 15, 2015 | 7:53 pm CDT
From Left: Carsten Otto, Nilgün Binbay, Ulrich Kaiser, Stefan Wissing (all Siempelkamp) with Hakki Yildiz (Member of the Board Yildiz Entegre), Dr.-Ing. Hans W. Fechner (spokesman G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG), Michael P. Krocker (GIM Export) and Bora Baysal (Chief Financial Officer Yildiz Entegre)

Krefeld – Another sales success for Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH: Yildiz Entegre Agac Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Kocaeli, long-standing customer of the Krefeld specialist for wood-based material production plants, ordered two new MDF/HDF production lines in September. With this order, the cooperation of the long-time business partners as well as the success story of the continuous ContiRoll® press continue: Siempelkamp has sold its 8th generation ContiRoll® press for the 30th and 31st time to date.

This is the first time that Yildiz Entegre, the largest manufacturer of wood-based materials in Turkey, invested in wood-based material production plants outside its country. Siempelkamp will supply one MDF/HDF plant including a 9' x 55.3m ContiRoll® press to Vladimir in Russia situated 190 km east of Moscow. The second plant, also for the production of MDF and HDF, will be built in Pitesti, Rumania. Here, Yildiz Entegre will operate an 8' x 55.3m ContiRoll® press.

The scope of supply for both projects includes the production areas for drying and separating, the forming and press line, the cooling and stacking line, the fully automatic high stack storage system as well as high performance sanding lines with integrated cut-to-size system. The Krefeld partner will also provide the corresponding automation for all supplied plant areas as well as the process data handling and evaluation via "Prod-IQ" for the entire production plant.  

Sicoplan, a Belgium subsidiary of Siempelkamp which has successfully carried out the engineering for several projects in Russian-speaking areas over the last few years, will provide support with approval procedures and carry out the implementation engineering.  Both projects are supported by Göttinger GIM Export Group, which is responsible for the financing of the main plant and for the downstream board finishing equipment.

ContiRoll® for Yildiz Entegre: No. 7 and 8 in total; now two new Generation 8 presses

With the innovative ContiRoll® Generation 8, Yildiz Entegre has decided to order, for the seventh and eighth time, press technology made by Siempelkamp. With its innovative pressure distribution plates this Siempelkamp press operates virtually isobaric. Equipped with an additional row of cylinders and a light-board package the press allows, next to the production of standard MDF/HDF, the production of light MDF (L-MDF) with low densities and consistently the best board properties.

"With this plant concept, which was developed jointly by Yildiz Entegre and Siempelkamp, we once again provide our customer with excellent machine technology for the most cost-efficient production of wood-based materials possible. Including the new orders, we are proud to say that Yildiz Entegre has purchased a total of six MDF/HDF presses, each with a length of 55.3m. This partnership and consistency has been beneficial for both sides for a long time and will continue to be in the future," says Dr.-Ing. Hans Fechner, spokesman of the management of G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG.

Siempelkamp support for an experienced customer

Yildiz Entegre currently operates four locations for the production of wood-based materials in Turkey which were all established with Siempelkamp's support. At the headquarters in Kocaeli, the world's largest production location for MDF/HDF, the company operates three ContiRoll® press lines with a yearly capacity of approx. 1.5 million m³. This location is also home to a high-speed 12-daylight door skin line made by Siempelkamp with a yearly capacity of up to 12 million door skins.

In 2012 Yildiz Entegre started up three more production locations in Turkey including Siempelkamp's ContiRoll® technology. One of those is the greenfield plant for MDF/HDF in Mersin, in eastern Turkey, with an annual capacity of approx. 460,000 m³. Another greenfield plant in Akhisar/Manisar as well as the company's Mudurnu plant manufacture particleboard.

The annual production volume of Yildiz Entegre currently amounts to approx. 2 million m³ of MDF/HDF and 900,000 m³ of particleboard. The new investment will increase MDF/HDF production by approx. 1 million m³ to 3 million m³ annually.

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