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Sveza starts shipping plywood for Kögel GmBH
26 October 2021
Sveza’s plywood mill in St. Petersburg, Russia, is shipping its product to Kögel GmBH, a top three world leader in the production of cargo trailers. It is planned, that Sveza will supply to Kögel several thousands of cubic meters of plywood annually.

Sveza has shipped first batches of plywood to Kögel GmBH, one of the world’s largest producers of cargo trailers, from its mill in St. Perersburg, Russia. Earlier, Kögel successfully tested Sveza’s trailer flooring plywood at its manufacturing facility in Moscow. While the parties are keeping confidential the details of the contract, they have disclosed that Sveza will supply to Kögel several thousands of cubic meters of plywood annually.

  Commercial vehicle industry is a key customer segment for Sveza. As part of the efforts to develop it, in spring 2021 Sveza launched production of 5x11 feet (1525х3355 mm) plywood at is mill in St. Petersburg. In cargo trailer construction, large plywood panels allow to reduce the weight of the trailer and thus increase its load capacity.

For the convenience of its customers, Sveza is implementing new kitting and assembly packaging approaches. For example, at its plywood mill in St. Petersburg, Sveza has developed several types of flooring plywood kits. Each kit contains a certain amount of pre-sized panels, each panel processed with precision CNC machining. Plywood panels in the kit are arranged in order of installation, which literally makes floor construction in trailers as easy as playing with a construction toy because parts in each kit perfectly match and can be easily mounted on the frame of the trailer.

According to open sources, there are five leading manufacturers of cargo trailers in the European market. About one-third of the trailers they make have floors made of Sveza’s laminated birch plywood.