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DIEFFENBACHER GMBH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau of Eppingen, Germany, and Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, are pleased to announce the signing of a Cooperation Agreement for the supply of Disc and Ring Stranding systems to Engineered Wood applications outside of North America.

Dieffenbacher is a global player with a rich and successful history of more than 130 years. As a supplier of complete plants, they offer innovative and comprehensive solutions for applications in the wood-based panel, automotive, and component industries. Carmanah, celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013, is the world leader in the supply of Disc and Ring Stranders to the Engineered Wood Industry with installations in North and South America, Europe, the UK, and New Zealand.

Dieffenbacher is extremely selective in establishing Cooperation Agreements due to their long-standing reputation for excellence. Carmanah, a supplier of high quality stranding equipment and with a comprehensive knowledge of strand production and optimization, is an ideal partner to provide capital equipment to the woodroom in an OSB mill.

Michael Colwell, Carmanah’s President and CEO, and Jim Best, Carmanah’s Executive Chairman of the Board, stated, " We are extremely pleased with this Agreement as it allows the companies to work closely together to offer customers an integrated and optimized solution for their woodroom requirements. ”

Wolf-Gerd Dieffenbacher, President and CEO of Dieffenbacher
“ Carmanah is market leader for OSB stranders in North America with over 120 installations. With this and already some footprints in the EU, Russia, South America and New Zealand, we are confident that the cooperation will be successful. ”

The cooperation agreement between Dieffenbacher and Carmanah will cover Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America.

Existing Carmanah customers in these territories should continue to contact Carmanah for service and spare parts requirements. Existing Dieffenbacher customers shall continue to contact Dieffenbacher.

New customers can contact either Carmanah or Dieffenbacher to request information or a quotation for the supply of Stranding equipment.

For further information please contact:

Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc.                      

Unit # 8 – 15050 54A Avenue                                         

Surrey, B.C., Canada

V3S 5X7

Phone: 604-299-3431                                                    



Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

Heilbronner Straße 20

75031 Eppingen, Germany

Phone: +49 7262 65-0