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 1,700 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


        From wood to wonders.

        1901 – Founding of the company by Jakob Hasslacher, great-grandfather of the current owner Christoph Kulterer.

        1905-1914 – Operation of the pulp mill which was built in 1901 was extended with trade in timber; agricultural and forestry land was acquired and pioneer Jakob Hasslacher opened it up with access roads. Jakob Hasslacher took over his father-in-law's business with a small saw mill.

        1916 – Establishment and management of the Norica cooperative as a sales organization for more than 100 small sawmills, expansion of export to Italy

        1919 – Establishment of the Brüder Hasslacher & Co company in Hermagor jointly with his brother Franz Hasslacher; purchase there of Grünburg, the Prince of Porcia's estate, with about 1,000 ha of forest

        1929-1932 – Acquisition of the forestry estate formerly owned by the Prince of Porcia in the Drau and Lesach Valley with more than 2,600 hectares of forest

        1935-1938 – Liquidation of the Norica cooperative, whose sales organization was taken over by the Hasslacher companies; cutting edge expansion of the saw mill in Sachsenburg

        1942 – Acquisition of the Leykam board mill in Spittal and construction of the hydropower plant on the River Lieser

        1952 – Jakob Hasslacher acquired all shares in the company Brüder Hasslacher in Hermagor and handed this company over to his son Dr. Herbert Hasslacher.

        1958 – Jakob Hasslacher handed over his companies in the Drau Valley to his grandson Dipl. Ing. Herbert Kulterer.

        1961 – From this year onwards, gradual expansion of capacities and extension of the saw mill in Sachsenburg based on the Swedish model

        1983 – Expansion of saw mill production by means of further automation, circular resaws and construction of the new planing mill

        1996 – Installation of the first chipping line

        1998 – Fire in Sachsenburg; rebuilding and expansion with Linck and Springer systems and purchase of the Gebrüder Feltrinelli Drauland company. The plants were merged to form Hasslacher Drauland Holzindustrie GmbH.

        2000 – Setting up of the HASSLACHER district heating supply; Sachsenburg and Möllbrücke are supplied with district heating.

        2001 – Entry into glue laminated timber production on establishing the NORITEC GmbH company in Stall in the Möll Valley. Following a fire, one of Europe's most advanced glue laminated timber plants was built in Sachsenburg in 2006.

        2004 –Entry into electricity production from biomass on establishing HASSLACHER Energie GmbH and constructing the first CHP plant in Sachsenburg

        2007 – DI Herbert Kulterer handed over the business to his sons. Christoph Kulterer took over the majority of the industrial operations, Stefan Kulterer took over the forestry business. Expansion of electricity production with construction of the second CHP plant in Sachsenburg

        2008 – Purchase of the saw mill from the Kogler Holz company in Liebenfels

        2009 – Acquisition of Leitinger Holzindustrie with its sites of Preding in Styria and Malaya Vishera in Russia

        2011 – Purchase of the Ökohaus company in Stall in the Möll Valley and expansion of cross-laminated timber production; Buchacher Holzleimbau GmbH in Hermagor was also taken over.

        2014 – Expansion of the plant in Malaya Vishera with planing mill, heating plant and pellet production plant

        2015 – Commissioning of the company's own photovoltaic systems on the Sachsenburg and Preding sites; majority acquisition of LIP BOHINJ d.o.o

        2015 – Increased ecological approach to production. Installation of photovoltaic plants at various locations with an overall peak output of 3.6 MW. Shares in Lip Bohinj d.o.o. increased from 35% to 75%.

        2016 – 24% stake in SWA Systembauteile GmbH which produces wood-concrete composite elements. Majority acquisition (75%) of HESS Timber in Kleinheubach (D) with the aim of taking modern architecture and engineering wood structures to a new level.

        2017 – The RUBNER corporate group has sold Nordlam GmbH and Abbundzentrum Nordlam GmbH (cutting centre) to the HASSLACHER group.