Siempelkamp Technology for Sunds Fibertech
Sale of KüstersPress and ContiPress®service business
Krefeld, December 14th, 2023
On December 12th Siempelkamp and Sunds Fibertech have signed an agreement for the sale of the KüstersPress and ContiPress® service business. With this transaction Sunds Fibertech will become the OEM supplier for this technology area. The transfer date will be January 3rd, 2024.
The KüstersPress and ContiPress® technology is used for the production of MDF and particleboard. Between 1987 and 2006 more than 60 presses were delivered. Today more than 50 presses are still in operation all over the world. These presses require technology support, spare parts, service and modernization.
Sunds Fibertech will expand its German technology center in Willich, close to Siempelkamp's headquarters in Krefeld, to grow sales, offer technical support, build up a workshop and a logistics center. The center will be fully focused on KüstersPress and ContiPress® technology.
Stefan Wissing, CEO of the Siempelkamp Logistics & Service Business Unit points out: “By combining the business volumes of KüstersPress and ContiPress® in Sunds Fibertech we will secure a strong long-term support for these presses. We are convinced that Sunds Fibertech's focus will ensure the best support and solution for the customers. Siempelkamp will continue to develop the long-established and proven ContiRoll® technology.”
“With this acquisition we will strengthen our position as a strategic partner to our customers and we will be able to offer a much wider service portfolio. Our team in Germany will be a good combination of several experts who have been part of the Küsters journey from the very beginning and the next generation of press experts. The new technology center will count about 2000 m2 including offices, a customized workshop and the logistics center.” says Lars Eklund, CEO of Sunds Fibertech.
About Sunds Fibertech
Sunds Fibertech supplies machinery and services to the panel board industry. The company is a technology leader with its own patents in areas such as energy recovery, capacity increase and emission control. Sunds Fibertech is a Swedish company headquartered in Timrå, Sweden. The company also has offices in China, Chile, Germany and Malaysia and representatives in several countries.
About SLS and Siempelkamp
Siempelkamp Logistics & Service GmbH (SLS) trades in spare parts for machines and plants worldwide and offers supply chain management solutions for our customers and international production sites. Our portfolio also includes industrial IT, technical field service and online support. We plan and implement maintenance and complex modernization projects and inspire our customers with speed, technical expertise and top quality.
As a technology provider for machinery and equipment, casting and nuclear technology the Siempelkamp group has an international footprint. We are a system supplier of press lines and complete plants for the wood-based panel industry, metal forming, as well as the composites and rubber industries. With one of the world’s largest hand-molding foundries, we manufacture large cast parts at our Krefeld location; these have a total unit weight of up to 320t. We also provide transport and storage containers for radioactive waste, and specialize in the dismantling of nuclear plants. The wood-based panel industry forms one of our central markets and our core competence: We cover the entire production process for wood-based panels - from round log and raw material handling up to storage and handling solutions for the finished wood-based panels as well as new approaches of machine learning. We provide our customers with comprehensive after sales & service throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.
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