Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH recently announced it increased its stake in Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, with headquarters in Zweibrücken, Germany, to 75 percent.
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 effective Dec. 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 stepped down from the management of Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG.
In 2017 Pallmann 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 its machines, and testing new developments. Customers from all over the world use the Pallman center to carry out tests with its process engineers to develop innovations for their industries.