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 DIEFFENBACHER to Supply New Zealand¡¯s Fletcher Building With Complete CEBRO OSB Plant
[Aug 25, 2023]

On August 3rd, Germany¡¯s DIEFFENBACHER announced that it had received an order from New Zealand¡¯s Fletcher Building Limited to deliver a complete CEBRO plant for the production of Fine OSB. The new plant will be built at Fletcher Building¡¯s Laminex site in Taupo, located in the center of the country¡¯s North Island.

Amid Fletcher Building¡¯s effort to support New Zealand¡¯s goals of a low-carbon circular economy, the new plant will include DIEFFENBACHER¡¯s new, highly sustainable belt dryer.

Fletcher Building¡¯s new CEBRO plant will replace a particleboard production line that currently features an almost 50-year-old single-opening press supplied by DIEFFENBACHER in 1974. ¡°It¡¯s remarkable that our old press served us so well and for so long,¡± said Paul Thorn, Fletcher Wood Products, Capital Works Manager at Fletcher Building. ¡°With the right maintenance, we believe our new DIEFFENBACHER plant will last at least as long.¡±

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2024. Start-up is planned for late 2024Q4, with the plant reaching full-scale production by mid-2025.