binderholz Group GmbH Solid Wood Plant II Preparing to Start Production in Late 2022

binderholz Group GmbH, a leading European company offering solid wood products and innovative building solutions, announced in August 2021 that it had commenced construction on binderholz solid wood panel plant II, which is set to be located in St. Georgen bei Salzburg, Austria.

The investment marks the development of the most modern and powerful solid wood panel plant in the world, including a fully automated production plant under the aspect of economically meeting the highest ecological demands. The production hall—with an area of 180x40m and a height of 20m—will be home to a two-story production facility as well as the fully automated two-row high-bay warehouse made of solid wood.

Compared to the previous production processes in Plant I, Plant II will boast many future production innovations. The entire production organization of the high-bay warehouse, for instance, will be controlled using two storage and retrieval machines. The new plant’s concept attaches high importance to resource efficiency and optimized energy input. Special focus was put on the production of the cover and center lamellas.

In order to keep the assembly time on site as short as possible, it was decided to prefabricate the walls and the stiffening plates in Jenbach in a ready-to-assemble fashion.

Production at the new Plant II is scheduled to begin in late 2022. This will result in additional capacities for 3-ply solid wood panels in the format 5000x1250x12-60mm for the European market that will be able to close the supply gap in Europe. Additionally, the company will intensify production of profiled 3-ply solid wood panels to become even more efficient and extend the product range for its international customers.

Quality grading the cover lamellas will be taken care of by a Woodeye Scanner with a feed rate of 400m/min. Another feature that differs from the previous production process demands particular attention: The production procedures for cover and center layers were updated to meet the latest state of technology. These new processes were intended to improve product quality as well as resource utilization.

Plant II will furthermore relieve the bottleneck systems at Plant I, creating further synergies. Particular focus was put on panel finishing and quality assurance where panels with 1250mm and 2050mm in width can be finished and packed.

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Binderholz solid wood panel plant to start production in late 2022