Metro Ply Group and Siempelkamp signed the contract for the supply of a new particleboard plant with Generation 9 ContiRoll in the 8' x 40.4m format to the Metro site in Surat Thani, Thailand. The scope of supply includes the forming and press line including a ContiRoll, board handling, and interim storage. The Siempelkamp subsidiary Büttner contributes the energy plant and the dryer. Pallmann, the size reduction specialist within the Siempelkamp Group, supplies the complete portfolio of size reduction machines for particleboard production – chipper, flaker, and double stream mill.
The start of assembly of the newly ordered particleboard plant is planned for the beginning of 2022.
The particleboard plant will be built at a new Metro Ply Group site in the south of Thailand – in Surat Thani. This region has the highest proportion of rubberwood plantations in Thailand. Accordingly, the raw material for the plant being built there will be supplied exclusively from these wood resources. With the completely new developed site, Metro now operates a total of five locations: Nonthaburi, Prachinburi, Surat Thani, Kanchanaburi, in Thailand, and Wangaratta, in Australia.
Metro is one of the largest wood-based material producers in Southeast Asia and the largest particleboard producer in the region.