SWL acquires former Kollerbeck wood processing plant
SWL Tischlerplatten Betriebs-GmbH headquartered in Langenberg, /Westphalia will bring the Kollerbeck/Marienmünster wood processing plant, which was shut down in 2014, back into operation in Spring 2016.
The machines were acquired by Scheibner GmbH/Schlitz from Volksbank Paderborn from the insolvency estate and now resold directly to SWL.
At the same time, the 3.7 ha site was purchased including hall space of 4,500m².
The plant originally specialised in the production of impregnated roof battens. These are to be produced in future in a kiln-dried version. Production of approx. 15,000 m³ battens/year as well as other products such as planks and squared timber is planned. The corresponding kilns are to be procured for this purpose.
However, most of the sawn timber produced is to go to the manufacture of core materials for blockboards; thus considerably increasing company production by 15,000 m³ core material/year. Additional drying capacity and a new core material line are to be set up at the Langenberg site.
The sawmill has a total maximum cutting capacity of approx. 250,000 solid cubic metre/year.
The production site facilities include a Springer fully automated log yard, a Linck chipper canter/circular saw line as well as an Esterer high-performance multiple-blade frame saw, both automated.
There is also an EWD edger/resaw unit Combimes BNK and a HANSES batten bundler and stacking unit.
SWL is also planning cutting of 85,000 solid cubic metre in one-shift operation.