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History of EGGER

History of EGGER
  • EGGER plant St.Johann 1961

    The beginning: The first EGGER chipboard plant in St. Johann in Tirol in 1961.

    At that time 30 m3 of chipboard a day were produced at the St. Johann plant in Tirol.
    Today, our 19 plants make this quantity of wood-based materials in less than 2 minutes.

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Our milestones:

1961
Commissioning of the first chipboard plant in St. Johann (AT)

1966
Takeover of the fibreboard plant in Wörgl (AT)
 
1970
Commissioning of the chipboard plant in Unterradlberg (AT)
 
1984
Takeover and new construction of the chipboard plant in Hexham (UK)
 
1989
Takeover of laminate production in Gifhorn (DE)
 
1990
Commissioning of the chipboard plant in Brilon (DE)
 
1994
Takeover of the furniture component plant in Bünde (DE)
Takeover of the chipboard plant in Rion des Landes (FR)
 
1995
Takeover of the thin MDF plant in Bevern (DE)
 
1998
Commissioning of the raw chipboard plant in Barony (UK)
 
1999
Commissioning of EGGER’s “Europe Plant” in Wismar (DE)
Takeover of the lamination plant in Marienmünster (DE)
 
2000
Takeover of the chipboard plant in Rambervillers (FR)
 
2002
Complete rebuilding and extension of the chipboard plant in Unterradlberg (AT)
 
2005
Commissioning of the chipboard plant in Shuya (RU)
 
2006
Production launch of EUROLIGHT lightweight boards in St. Johann (AT)
Production launch of direct print DPR flooring in Brilon (DE)
 
2007
Expansion of production capacity in the Gifhorn plant (DE) with the investment in a new laminate line
Expansion and modernisation of the Hexham plant (UK)
2008 
Start of chipboard production in Radauti (RO)
Commissioning of the group’s first sawmill in Brilon (DE)
 
2009 
Completion of the energy and environmental project in St. Johann (AT)
Expansion and modernisation of the Rion des Landes plant (FR)
 
2010 
Commissioning of the digital printing line in Brilon (DE)
Start of construction and completion of the administrative building and start
of construction on the resin plant in Radauti (RO)
Takeover of the edging manufacturer Roma Plastik (TR)
Start of construction on the OSB plant in Radauti (RO)
 
2011 
Resin factory and OSB plant Radauti (RO) 
Acquisition and integration chipboard plant Gagarin (RU)
Expansion edging manufacturer ROMA Plastik (TR) 
Thin chipboard from Shuya (RU)
 
2012 
Construction start biomass plant Radauti (RO) 
Construction start resin plant Hexham (UK) 
Expansion of the Rambervillers plant (FR) 
New short-cycle press Hexham (UK) 
 
2013 
Opening new Forum building Brilon (DE)
New component line Bünde (DE)
 
2014 
Commissioning of new short cycle presses in St. Johann (AT), Brilon (DE) and Gagarin (RU)
 
2015 
New headquarters and high-bay warehouse in St. Johann (AT)
 
2016 
Plant expansion Gagarin (RU) with MDF facility and flooring production
 
2017 
First plant outside Europe: Takeover of the Concordia plant (AR)
Start of construction of the chipboard plant in Biskupiec (PL)
 
2018 
Construction start for the first greenfield outside Europe in Lexington, NC (USA)
 
2019 
Comissioning of the chipboard plant in Biskupiec (PL)