Danzer, a leading producer of decorative hardwood products, re-opened its location in Souvans, France on September 7, 2017. According to the announcement, the unit was re-opened after EUR 13 million investment made in responds to the ever-increasing demand for sliced wear layers in engineered hardwood flooring.
From the beginning of 2018, the full capacity of about 20,000 m3 log volume will be processed in Souvans resource efficiently.
Hans-Joachim Danzer, CEO of Danzer Holding AG, commented:
“In addition to the many years of experience and the great know-how of our local employees, this was an important factor for the Souvans location. Due to our slicing technology and our proximity to the resource we work exceptionally efficiently. Additionally, thanks to our industrial approach, we are able to offer a high production volume of consistent quality and with short reaction times.”
Preceding the construction, the Danzer Supervisory Board approved a EUR 15 million investment plan for the thick-cut veneer expansion for the factories of Souvans, Melnik (Czech Republic) and Darlington (USA) in 2015. Prior to this, solely the plant in Melnik produced thick-cut veneers.
Earlier Danzer reported a minor decrease of sales in 2016.
The company is a leading quality hardwood supplier. It owns and manages forests sustainably and produces veneer, timber and innovative value-added wood products for decorative purposes. Danzer products are being used in high-quality furniture, automobiles, interior architecture and other applications. The company employs approximately 2,500 employees and services customers from 21 sales offices worldwide.