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First Austrian Veneer and Wood-Procesing Factory in Laos PDR

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26. July 2007

The first Austrian Veneer and Wood-Processing Factory was opened in Thakek ( Laos ) on the 4th of July 2007.

The company EURASIA-VENEER (Laos) Ltd. is a joint venture of the Austrian entrepreneur Werner Kubesch, the initiator and owner of the company ASIA-TIMBER & ASIA-TRADE.NET, together with Michael Walcher (MBA), the CEO of the Austrian company SOUKUP Holz & Furnierwerke GmbH, as a strategic and technical know-how partner.

The Austrian Ambassador H.E. Mag. Arnold Riedel to Thailand and Laos, the Austrian Commercial Counselor Dr. Oskar Andesner, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Laos , Dr. Bouathong, the Deputy Governor of the Province of Khammouane , Somchay Phetsinouane (Ma/pa), as well as many other invited guests from Austria, Germany and also Japan were welcomed at the grand opening.

The goal of the company is primarily the conversion of local exotic woods into first class veneer incorporating European quality standards for the export market to Europe, the United States of America and Asian neighbouring countries, especially to Thailand and Vietnam, which have fast growing market potential.

There are plans to invest in other wood processing and refinement machines for example to produce doors, windows, chipboards or pellets. A lumber mill or a wood waste utilization plant could also be added to the factory. For these projects strategic know how partners and investors are needed.

Interested companies from the wood industry should contact the Commercial Counselor at the Austrian Embassy in Bangkok (Fax: +66-2-2000222 or email: bangkok@advantageaustria.org) or Mr. Werner Kubesch (email: welcome@eurasia-veneer.com).

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