Egger starts production at chipboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland

July 12, 2019
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On June 28, 2019, Egger Biskupiec began to operate its state-of-the-art chipboard production plant for furniture manufacturing. It is the Egger Group’s 19th plant in the world, with capacity of 650,000 cubic meters of chipboard and an investment of €440 million.

With 400 direct and 600 indirect jobs Egger Biskupiec will supersede the current chipboard import for Poland – one of the largest furniture producing countries in the world.

“I am delighted that we have started production at our Egger Biskupiec plant, and together with our management and staff we are honored to become an important supplier to the Polish furniture industry. We’ve been active in Poland since the early 1990s, and are successfully working with more than 150 local customers”, announced Michael Egger – the co-owner of the company.

The Egger Biskupiec plant was planned and built according to European Union regulation of BAT (Best Available Techniques). The plant has production lines for raw and laminated chipboard which are now, step by step, being started up. In full operation, the production capacity will be 650,000 m3 raw chipboard per year, of which a large part will be finished with decorative surfaces.

Around 400 people will be employed at Egger Biskupiec.