Danzer to close Souvans plant in France

July 05, 2019
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Only two years after the factory’s modernization and Euro 15 million investment, hardwood company Danzer has to shut down its plant in Souvans, France.

The production site, which specializes in sliced oak wear layers for engineered hardwood flooring, faces a decline in demand for veneer and a challenging raw material supply. Due to these specific circumstances, the company is forced to close the plant.

The decreasing demand for PEFC-certified veneer and the limited availability of suitable raw materials in the region made this step inevitable. "The ambitious goals of our investment plan could not be realized. After several attempts, we now understand that the Souvans plant cannot operate economically at this location," explains Danzer CEO Hans-Joachim Danzer, emphasizing that "the 95 employees of Danzer France will of course be supported by the company in cooperation with the local administration."

Danzer is a leading quality hardwood company with production facilities in North America and Europe.