Czech boost will end Malaysian imports
A mulit-million pound investment by Unilin has delivered a major boost to production at its Czech Republic factory in Vyskov, meaning it will no longer have to import engineered wood floors from Malaysia.
The group has invested in the Magnum Parket plant after it bought the company in January. Capacity has risen by 59% and it can now produce 1.3million sqm a year.
'Several production lines were upgraded and modernised, increasing the plant's overall efficiency and production capacity. From now on, the site will be capable of producing flooring products with Unilin's Uniclic Multifit click technology. With the addition of surface brushing and the ability to produce lacquered bevels, the Vyskov plant can count on the latest in flooring surface technologies,' says Carl Plyson, Unilin general manager wood.
By expanding the production volume in the Czech Republic, Unilin will be able to offer shorter European supply lines. The available site capacity in Malaysia will be used to further grow mainly in Asia, US, Latin America and Australia. Expanding production at Magnum will cut the company's carbon footprint by 75%.
'Sustainability has always been at the heart of our mission and vision, with all wood flooring products being made of 100% natural, PEFC certified wood. By opening a wood production in Europe, our home market, we will significantly reduce carbon emissions,' adds Plyson.