From wood to wonders

Customized products – customized delivery

With a wide range of products the possibilities are endless: Whether cross-laminated timber with its Exzellent, sanded surfaces or individually tested glue laminated beams – GLT®, solid timber ceilings with the best price-performance ratio or glue laminated timber up 4 m high and 40 m long – the customized order can be combined for delivery on one truck.

All over the world, customers of HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER build on top timber quality, optimum logistics and coordination by a central contact.

Perfectly planned, efficiently built

Customers design and erect, HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER cuts exactly to size and delivers to the construction site just in time.

Whether construction company, architect's office, carpenter's workshop or timber dealer, all appreciate the short communication paths and competent service. Constructive timber engineering 4.0 functions with compatible planning software which gives customers a virtually direct link to production in the glue laminated timber plant.

    Reliable purchase of all ranges at any time of the year

    Forest owners rely on HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER. There are dedicated buyers on hand to assist suppliers in every region so that log wood purchasing goes quickly, smoothly and competently at every stage. From timber harvesting to forest management, they are professional contacts with heart and soul.

    This ensures that the raw timber is purchased conscientiously and reliably in all qualities and in any market situation. Spruce, fir, larch and pine are all processed from sustainably managed forests – from root to crown!

    Expertise for climate protection

    Sustainability in practice is the top priority for HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER not only in terms of the raw material but also when using energy. HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER is therefore proud to generate more energy from sustainable renewable sources than it uses in production.

      A tree of a company

      This company has grown. Growing from the roots of a family farming enterprise with close ties to the region is an established main core of responsible entrepreneurs who are making self-reliance and enthusiasm for raw timber grow ever greater. Teamwork, employee leadership and communication form the branches of HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, the achievements and innovations are self-supporting. These annual growth rings are impressive and so are the forks and branches between high-tech and craftsmanship.

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      Information at a glance

      From wood to wonders. The experts at HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER have the answers to your questions. With absolute certainty.

      Knock on wood

      Learning to count annual growth rings, getting to the root of a problem, aiming high, passionately building a career:
      HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER is one of the largest employers in Upper Carinthia and has a European workforce of over 1,600 at eight sites. The company offers apprenticeship training from timber technician and metal technician to electrician, structural draftsman/woman to business administrator!

      In-house workshops, a trainee program, its own management academy and apprenticeship with higher school certificate challenge and encourage all who plunge headlong into the adventure that is the timber industry.

        Hasslacher Norica Timber, from wood to wonders

        RUBNER group sells Nordlam GmbH to HASSLACHER group



        Kiens, 13/06/2017 – The RUBNER corporate group has sold Nordlam GmbH and Abbundzentrum Nordlam GmbH (cutting centre) to the HASSLACHER group. Approval by the competition authority is anticipated at the end of July.


        On 13/06/2017, Stefan Rubner (President, RUBNER Holzindustrie AG) and Christoph Kulterer (CEO HASSLACHER group) signed the contract for the takeover of all parts of the two firms, Nordlam GmbH and Abbundzentrum Nordlam GmbH, headquartered in Magdeburg. The 250 employees were informed of the takeover by Stefan Rubner in an information event immediately after the signing. At the same time, HASSLACHER group was presented as the future owner. Nordlam GmbH was founded by RUBNER in 2000 as a greenfield project and has grown over a period of a few years to become one of the largest glulam producers in Europe. Today the Nordlam brand stands for high-quality laminated timber in pre-cut standard forms, commissioned products and Express Elements. In the last few years, the site was extended by adding a cutting centre and a second glulam production line. Today around 200,000 m³ of glulam are produced in Magdeburg and sold all over the world.


        “With HASSLACHER group we have found a dependable partner for the responsible, continued management of the Magdeburg site, confident that we are placing our long-serving and worthy staff in good hands, and we look forward to excellent collaboration in the future”, said the managing director, Stefan Rubner. “In future, RUBNER will concentrate more on producing wooden panel material and its core competence of construction using wood”.


        Because with the Nordpan brand, RUBNER is a leading manufacturer of single and solid wood panels made of spruce, pine and larch. Going forward, the intent is to extend market leadership in this area, which is why RUBNER has decided to concentrate 100% on this area. To this end, forward-looking investments and decisions have already been made.


        “As a company with many years’ experience in the production of high-quality laminated timber, Nordlam is very close to us, not only in terms of its product portfolio but also it high technological standards”, said CEO Christoph Kulterer. “The acquisition of Nordlam enables further growth for us on international markets, so that we can cater for increasing demand. We look forward to collaboration across this location with all 250 Nordlam staff.”


        HASSLACHER group plans to increase production at the Magdeburg site with the existing staff and to enlarge the product portfolio in the medium term.


        RUBNER group

        RUBNER group is one of the most important timber construction firms in Europe. Founded in Kiens (Bolzano), Italy, in 1926 by Josef Rubner Senior as a small sawmill, RUBNER has grown into an internationally active firm that sets new standards in timber construction. Headed by Peter Rubner, President of RUBNER group, this family firm is active in the five business areas of timber industry, timber structural engineering, building construction, timber-frame house construction and wooden doors. Its success reflects a passion for wood as a material and the constant challenge to get the maximum from the raw material.

        At sites in Italy, Austria, Germany and France, RUBNER employs more than 1500 staff. Annual turnover is around 375 million euros.


        HASSLACHER group

        This family enterprise, founded in 1901 and with an annual turnover of around 300 million euros, employs more than 1200 staff. With its seven production sites in Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Russia, it is one of the largest, leading timber industry enterprises in Europe and operates worldwide in more than 40 countries as an innovative manufacturer of solid timber materials, timber constructions and as a supplier of modern architectural timber structural engineering.
        True to its motto: “From wood to wonders.”


        RUBNER Holding

        Karin Goller, karin.goller@rubner.com


        Ruth Büchlmann, ruth.buechlmann@hasslacher.com


        More information:

        www.rubner.com and hasslacher.com