The 2012 and 2013 restructure of the PG Bison business resulted in the rationalisation of its product range, customer base, assets and various internal operations and processes.
This created the basis and provided the funds which PG Bison could reinvest in the latest world-class technology, improving output, product quality and drastically reducing the manufacturing cost of MDF. PG Bison partnered with industry-leading equipment suppliers (Siempelkamp, Steinemann, IMAL and Valmet) and, together with its own specialist project team, delivered the installation on time and within budget. The project increased production volumes by 110% and created the ability to manufacture a wider range of products with thicknesses ranging from 3 mm to 32 mm. The new equipment reduced raw material costs by 17%/m3 and overhead costs by 40%/m3. Improved product quality and the increased product range allowed for new market opportunities.
* Medium-density fibre