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History of the Group

History of the Group

The Bonzano Group was founded in 1952, and over time has expanded its business throughout the wood sector.

After sixty successful years, 2012 saw the start-up of I-PAN S.p.A., the first plant in Italy and the only one in Europe producing 100% Italian poplar OSB panels.

This initiative is dedicated to the entrepreneur Bruno Bonzano, who opened the first Italian thin chipboard manufacturing plant in 1972 and the world’s first plant for the production of thin MDF in 1982. As a result the company became leader in its own market.

The recent installation of production facilities was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the company IMAL S.r.l. of San Damaso (Modena), the most important company in the field of applied technologies and systems. It provided an innovative technology that represents the state of the art when it comes to the global production of OSB.

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A history of roots

1952
The Bonzano family is active in the sale of poplar plants and in the production of sawn timber.
1966
We found IBL, manufacturing lightweight eco panels, plywood, blockboard and veneered panels.
1972
We are the first company in Italy to produce thin chipboard.
1982
Start-up of the first world’s plant for the production of thin MDF.
1998
We open to Europe by acquiring Derula in Hungary.
2008-10
We double the production capacity of Derula in Hungary.
2011
We reach 2000 hectares of poplar plantations in Hungary.
2012
Coniolo Monferrato: I-PAN is founded.
We are the first company in Italy and the only one in Europe to produce OSB from poplar.

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