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Friulmac End Matcher Set To Be A Game Changer For Parkside In Manjimup, WA

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Raising the profile of Jarrah and Karri timber

When Queensland’s Parkside Timber purchased the Auswest and Nannup mills in Western Australia, part of their strategy was to elevate Jarrah and Karri to premium products. The key was to invest in new machinery, specifically a one-of-a-kind Friulmac End Matcher acquired through Stirling Machinery, Australia’s only distributor for the Italian brand.

While both timbers are world-class, they have commonly been used for products such as roof batons, landscape timbers and structural framing however Parkside’s End Matcher acquisition will change that at their colossal Manjimup plant. The result will be Western Australian native timbers suitable for joinery, decking, flooring and furniture and the company plans to export to the UK, the US and Asia.

 

Parkside Manjimup doubling throughput capacity

Parkside’s Development Manager Ross Lakin says the new equipment will more than double throughput over its current capacity.

“We’ve been using an older cross-feed system and multiple through-feed systems but the Friulmac machine will replace all our End Matching units so that all products requiring End Matching will be able to be run inline on the one machine.”

 

Parkside and Stirling Machinery collaboration

Stirling Machinery’s Operations Manager Leon Botes says Friulmac are world leaders in End Matching machinery for flooring products.

Unparalleled accuracy

“The accuracy is unparalleled,” he says, “and at maximum speed, the machine is capable of producing more than 300 lineal metres per minute, so we have no doubt that Parkside is going to be absolutely amazed at the efficiency and productivity they’ll be able to achieve.”

Entering international markets  

Ross Lakin agrees and says the Friulmac machine will be a game-changer for Parkside. “The time efficiencies alone will increase the site’s overall performance and achieve better utilisation of resources. Equally, we’re excited about being able to export these beautiful timber species for use in overseas markets and really make an Australian mark, wherever they are ultimately used.”

 

New technology creates a competitive edge

Craig Honeyman, Stirling’s Managing Director, says timber processing businesses are increasingly turning to new technology to gain a competitive edge.

“This is such a dynamic industry,” he enthuses. “Complacency just doesn’t cut it. You have to always be looking for ways to do better, to deliver higher quality, to keep up with consumer demand. That’s what keeps us excited too. We’re always listening to our customers, finding out what they need and coming up with solutions. It’s incredible what you can achieve with the right tools.”

 

Parkside’s Friulmac End Matcher will be installed in the first quarter of 2021.

 

Contact the Stirling Machinery team today to find out how we can partner with you on machinery solutions for your operation. View our range of End Matchers to learn more. 

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