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21.12.2016 | 

Siempelkamp increases shareholding in Pallmann to 75 percent

Krefeld, December 19, 2016 – Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH increases its stake in Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Zweibrücken, Germany, to 75 percent.


Pallmann refiner (from left to right): central control unit (in the front), start-up motor and main motor, coupling with disc brake (in background), bearing housing of the refiner with milling area and lower part of boiler as well as discharge screw and screw feeder (in the front)

In the range of services offered by the Siempelkamp Group, Pallmann plays an important role as the specialist for size-reduction technology and preparation systems. For plant operators from the wood-based materials industry, size-reduction equipment and preparation systems belong to the in-demand scope of supply. The main benefit for the customers: Precision technology for the production of higher quality strands, flakes, and fibrous materials and the expertise in the ever more important area of recycling.

The Krefeld machine and plant engineering specialist therefore decided to continue the integration of the company from Zweibrücken. The 45-percent increase in shareholding in Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Ludwig Pallmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, last recorded in the beginning of 2016, was increased by Siempelkamp as of December 15, 2016 to 75 percent.

Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Wissing has been appointed as the new spokesman of the management

The taking over of a majority holding by the Siempelkamp Group was followed by a reorganization of the management of Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Wissing, to date spokesman of the management of Siempelkamp Maschinen und Anlagenbau GmbH, was appointed spokesman of the management of Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG with effect from December 15, 2016. At the same time, as the spokesman of the worldwide operating Siempelkamp Logistics & Service GmbH, Mr. Wissing is responsible for the entire service business of the Siempelkamp Group.

At the end of 2016, Dr.-Ing. Hans Fechner and Dr. Claus Maack are stepping down from the management of Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG.

For 2017 many challenges are on the Pallmann agenda. We will focus on the process of fiberizing raw materials to fibers used in MDF production, the milling of raw materials to strands and flakes for particleboard and OSB production as well as the agglomeration process used in the production of insulation material. Thus, wood-plastic-composites made of wood flour and plastics or fiber-plastic-composites containing natural fibers from hemp or cork are produced. Under the heading “end of life tire”, the company furthermore will focus on the recycling of old tires.

Another advantage that Pallmann adds to the Siempelkamp competence pool:
Zweibrücken is home to 120 size reduction machines in the in-house research and development center. With this equipment the team focuses on process improvements, further development of our machines, and testing new developments. Customers from all over the world use the Pallman center to carry out tests with our process engineers to develop innovations for their industries.

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Refiner system with feeder


Contact

Christian Hassler
Marketing & Communication

 

Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Siempelkampstraße 75, 47803 Krefeld, Germany
Phone: +49 2151 - 92 4374
Fax: +49 2151 - 92 5683
christian.hassler(at)siempelkamp.com