facebook twitter linkedin instagram pinterest blogspot youtube xing wikipedia
< back PRESS



FILL Machine Engineering Media Service February 2011


Industry / Machine Engineering / Woodworking / International Markets


Major order from Chile for Fill Machine Engineering

The Chilean company Paneles Arauco, one of the world´s largest plywood producers, as of now places emphasis on the efficiency of Fill´s wood retouching system.


Fill Machine Engineering, based in Gurten (Austria), is pleased to announce the receipt of a contract worth millions to the Wood Competence Center. The Chilean company Paneles Arauco, one of the world´s largest plywood producers, has ordered a system for fully automatic wood re-touching. With the "speedfiller" high-performance spot repair system from Fill, wood surfaces can be touched up completely automatically and with consistent quality for the very first time. "The automated production process provides a distinct improvement in the working conditions for wood re-touching and a significant reduction in the amount of filler material applied," explains CEO Andreas Fill. "In facilitating this business deal, we were supported for the first time and successfully by our new South American agency Inserco," he adds.


Gurten, 16 February 2011The high-tech machine engineering company Fill scores highly in international markets with intelligent tools and electronic eyes for industrial wood re-touching. The "speedfiller" from Fill, in combination with the ColourBrain high-performance scanner from our partner Baumer, facilitates fully-automatic and efficient wood re-touching for improved cost-effectiveness and resource efficiency. The Austrian machine engineering experts recently received an order from the Chilean company Paneles Aranco for a system for the fully automatic repairing of plywood boards by means of single-component filler material or two-component polyurethane. The pilot system will commence operation in autumn 2011 in Nueva Aldea, close to the Chilean city of Concepcion. The prospect of follow-up orders for more "speedfiller" units has already been held out by the customer.





Highest quality with maximum output

The fully automatic repairing of wood surfaces (parquet, multilayer boards, plywood) is a revolutionary technology from Fill. After fully automatic loading of the system, a scanner detects every possible fault in the wood and passes them on to the processing portal. Larger defects are milled out and repaired with two-component polyurethane; smaller defects are repaired with single-component filler material. One major benefit of the fully automatic repairing of wood surfaces is a significant saving in filler material of up to 50 percent compared with conventional re-touching systems. An impressive feature of the "speedfiller" is its capacity: up to 5,000 boards with approx. 30,000 faults are detected and repaired fully automatically per shift (approx. eight hours).


Optimal working conditions

In developing the "speedfiller" spot repair system in combination with multi-sensor scanners, the Austrian machine experts have delivered pioneering work. "The benefit for the user lies in a massive reduction in production costs and the consistent high quality of the re-touching process. Moreover, working conditions have been improved significantly compared with manual re-touching. No problems due to poor posture, no noise, no stress," says Erwin Altendorfer, Manager of the Wood Competence Center at Fill Machine Engineering, explaining the benefits of the innovative systems.


Corporate Data

Fill is a leading international machine and plant manufacturing company serving diverse branches of industry. The family-owned business excels in the use of the latest technology and methods in management, communication, and production. Business operations encompass the fields of metal, plastics and wood for the automotive, wind energy, aerospace, and construction industries. The company is the global market leader in ski and snowboard production machines and aluminum core removal technology. Andreas Fill and Wolfgang Rathner are joint CEOs of the company founded in 1966 that is still completely family-owned. The company became a public limited company (GmbH) in 1987, was certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 1997, and now has more than 450 employees.


More information can be found at:

For further inquiries, please contact:

Kommhaus – Media Enterprise

Altausseer Strasse 220, 8990 Bad Aussee, Austria

Tel.: +43 3622 55344-22, Fax: +43 3622 55344-17


Project meeting at Fill Machine Engineering with representatives from Paneles Arauco, one of the world’s largest plywood producers.

Photo: Fill
fill_maschinenbau_grossauftrag.jpg Project meeting with representatives from Paneles Arauco
16.02.2011_en.doc Major order from Chile for Fill Machine Engineering