BUCHAREST (Romania), August 10 (SeeNews) – The Austrian JAF Group announced that it will temporarily close its raw veneer plant in Brasov, Romania, in October due to a challenging market situation for raw veneers.

The JAF Group’s decision was a response to the commercial challenges of the past few months, according to a press release published on its website in late July.

The other production areas and sales activities of the group subsidiary JF Furnir in Brasov in central Romania will remain unaffected by the cessation of veneer production in October. Therefore, the sorting activities and splicing of veneers will continue at JFFurnir.

“The extensive sales activities relating to veneers at the trading center in Brasov as well as the main veneer hub in Salzburg-Aupoint and in the other national and international branches are an important pillar of the JAF Group. The JAF Group will therefore continue to serve its customers fully and with the usual service, “said the group.

According to Romanian media reports, around 90 of JF Furnir’s 210 employees will be affected by the production stop.

The JAF Group started operations in Brasov in 2007. The group also has subsidiaries in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, Constanta and Iasi.

The JAF Group, known in Austria as J. u.A Frischisis, is a supplier of wood and wood-based materials with 58 locations on three continents.

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