G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG announced a restructuring program intended to help strengthen the company’s competitiveness in a difficult global market environment caused by the challenges that have arisen from the current pandemic and its effects on the world economy.
“We expect a lower order volume in the U.S. and Europe in the current fiscal year. In addition, our core markets have shifted towards the Asian market in the past and coming years,” explains Dr. Martin Stark, Siempelkamp CEO. “Due to the current global development in the context of the Corona pandemic we do not see a quick recovery.”
The restructuring program focuses on organizational and process optimization as well as sales and digitalization efforts and a strengthening of the production network. In addition, there will be some changes to the personnel structure at Siempelkamp’s Krefeld, Germany location, including cutting approximately 260 jobs. Siempelkamp’s goal is to implement the job consolidation as socially acceptable as possible while working through constructive dialogue with the Works Council.
The ninth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) will feature 38 speakers, while nearly 100 exhibitor sponsors will fill the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, Ga. USA.
Rob Freres, president of Oregon-based Freres Engineered Wood, a manufacturer of lumber, veneer, plywood and mass timber, has thrown in his support for a lawsuit filed by the Oregon Trucking Assn. and three Oregon-based trucking companies against the state of Oregon for overcharging truckers under the weight-mile tax.
Austria-based Hasslacher group is acquiring a stake in Element5, a mass timber producer specializing in the design, manufacture and assembly of modern engineered timber buildings. Based near Toronto, Can., Element5 employs more than 100 and produces cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber for the North American market.
Find Us On Social
The monthly Panel World Industry Newsletter reaches over 3,000 who represent primary panel production operations.
Panel World is delivered six times per year to North American and international professionals, who represent primary panel production operations. Subscriptions are FREE to qualified individuals.
Complete the online form so we can direct you to the appropriate Sales Representative. Contact us today!