Machinery for new SmartPly facility arrives in Ireland

20 August 2015

Siempelkamp manufacturing equipment for SmartPly’s new facility has started arriving at Belview Port.

Shipments of machine components from the German panel manufacturing machinery supplier Siempelkamp started arriving at Belview Port this month before their assembly at the Waterford OSB factory.

The Belview SmartPly facility is undergoing a €59m investment in its panel product manufacturing line that will increase production capability and will secure the plant as one of the biggest exporters in the southeast region of Ireland.

“This is a very important time for Coillte as we take delivery of state of the art wood panel manufacturing equipment that will further enable SmartPly to be a leading supplier of sustainable, innovative OSB products in our markets,” said Neil Foot, managing director of Coillte Panel Products.

“The SmartPly upgrade is progressing as planned and we are on course for completion in spring 2016.”

Siempelkamp components arrive at Belview Port