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Kebony Adds Factory in Belgium

Modified wood decking and cladding manufacturer Kebony, Oslo, Norway, has started up a new factory in Flanders, Belgium.

Modified wood decking and cladding manufacturer Kebony, Oslo, Norway, has started up a new factory in Flanders, Belgium.

“The opening of our second factory is a momentous occasion in Kebony’s history and will be vital to our continued growth for many years to come,” said CEO Bruno Van den Branden said. “We are delighted to be in a position where we can significantly increase our production capacity of environmentally friendly products, which will only serve to help us to continue positively influencing the sustainable construction industry worldwide.”

Kebony has experienced continued annual growth with international sales rising by an average of 30% year-over-year for the past seven years. In order to meet the increased demand, the new factory has been opened to enable Kebony to double its current annual production capacity to more than 200,000 sq. ft. of Kebony Clear wood. Its original factory in Skien, Norway, will continue to specialize in the production of Kebony Character wood, while remaining the company’s research and technology hub.

Plans for further investment would give Kebony the potential to quadruple current production to nearly 900,000 sq. ft.

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