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Lenzing
September 21, 2011

Capacity expansion completed at the Heiligenkreuz/Burgenland plant

The Lenzing Group has successfully completed its capacity expansion drive initiated three years ago at the fiber production facility located in Heiligenkreuz (Burgenland, Austria). Production capacity of the cellulose fiber TENCEL® was increased in several expansion steps by 25,000 tons to 60,000 tons per year at the current time. A total of about EUR 60 mill. was invested at the Heiligenkreuz site during this period, and the total number of employees working at the plant rose to the current level of more than 200 people.

The conclusion of the capacity expansion project was appropriately celebrated at a press conference in the presence of Burgenland’s Provincial Governor Hans Niessl. “The Lenzing Group has proven to be a reliable partner to Burgenland. In the past 15 years, since the construction decision was initially made, Lenzing Heiligenkreuz has become one of the most important industrial firms in the federal province of Burgenland. Lenzing is a decisive driving force for the entire economic area of South Burgenland”, said Provincial Governor Niessl.

Lenzing intends to almost double its TENCEL® production capacity from 140,000 tons at present to about 275,000 tons in the year 2015.

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