EPF – EUROPEAN Panel Federation
EPF has members in 25 countries. The EU wood panel industry has a turnover of about 22 billion euro every year, creates over 100,000 jobs directly and counts more than 5,000 enterprises in Europe.
Furthermore, every job in the wood-panel industry generates a multiple of jobs in the downstream user sectors such as the further processing companies and the users in the building, furniture and packaging industries, which have a strong SME character.
Additionally, wood panel factories are often located in rural, less industrialized or developed areas, making an important contribution to the local economy.