Spanish wood processing company Garnica has announced plans to open its first factory in the Americas, located in the city of Treinta y Tres in northeast Uruguay. The factory will gradually progress through various stages of production, culminating in the creation of finished plywood panels. The final phase is expected to create more than 150 jobs, providing a significant source of quality employment in the region.
Garnica is a leading manufacturer of plywood panels, with factories in Spain, France, and the Netherlands. The company uses sustainable forestry practices and state-of-the-art technology to produce high-quality wood products for a range of industries.
The new factory in Uruguay will be Garnica’s first foray into the Americas, marking an important milestone for the company’s global expansion. The decision to locate the factory in Treinta y Tres was based on several factors, including the region’s abundant supply of high-quality timber and its strategic location near major transportation routes.
The factory will be built in phases, with the first stage involving the construction of a veneer plant that will process raw timber into thin sheets. The veneer will then be transported to Garnica’s existing factories in Europe, where it will be transformed into plywood panels.
In subsequent stages, the factory will be expanded to include additional processing equipment, allowing for the production of finished plywood panels on site. The final phase of the project is expected to create more than 150 jobs, providing a significant boost to the local economy.
Garnica is committed to sustainable forestry practices and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact. The company uses only fast-growing, plantation-grown timber that is harvested using responsible forestry practices. Additionally, Garnica operates a closed-loop manufacturing process that recycles all waste materials, minimizing its carbon footprint.
The new factory in Uruguay will be built to the same high environmental standards as Garnica’s existing factories, incorporating the latest technology to reduce energy consumption and minimize waste. The company’s commitment to sustainability has earned it numerous certifications and awards, including the prestigious FSC and PEFC certifications for responsible forestry.
The decision to open a factory in Uruguay reflects Garnica’s commitment to expanding its global footprint while maintaining its high standards for sustainability and quality. The company’s investment in the region is expected to create significant economic benefits for the local community, providing much-needed employment opportunities and contributing to the growth of the region’s forestry industry.