Välinge has acquired a new state-of-the-art factory from its mother company Pervanovo Invest. With the new acquisition, Välinge will have an installed press capacity of 7 million m2 at the facility in Viken, Sweden, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
In 2015, a major investment was initiated by Pervanovo to build a high-tech large-volume factory for powder based floors with Woodura® and Nadura® surfaces in Viken.
The demand from direct customers and distributors in Europe is growing and Pervanovo has therefore initiated a major investment in Croatia that will provide at least 6 Mm2 of powder based floors that will be sold under the Bjelin brand.
A new factory for floors with Woodura® and Nadura® surfaces will be operational during 2019 and will be located at a new 220,000 m2 production site close to the present Parquet factory in Ogulin, Croatia.
Croatia has one of the best oak forests in Europe and a favourable location close to main European markets. Pervanovo has therefore initiated major investments in its Croatian company Bjelin d.o.o. to build a capacity of 20 Mm2 of special veneer for flooring with Woodura®. A new slicing (knife cutting) factory will be built in Bjelovar and a new splicing (cutting and connecting veneer) factory will be built in Ogulin to serve Välinge and Pervanovo with veneers. The present annual parquet capacity in Croatia will be increased from 1 to 2 Mm2, mainly with increased production of plank-sized floors and small parquet strips for herringbone installation.
“Our total investments in Croatia during 2018 and 2019 are estimated to approximately Euro 100 million. When these investments are finalized, Bjelin d.o.o will become the leading wood processing company in Croatia”, says Pervanovo owner Darko Pervan.