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

        HASSLACHER Mega-Beam

        Glued laminated timber special components

        Two bridges for East Tyrol, Austria
        The popular cycle path along the river Drau, which leads from Dobbiaco in Italy over 366 km to Villach, has been enriched by two sensational buildings: In the “Pustertal”, two cycle path bridges in wood-concrete composite construction were built in Anras and Assling on behalf of the association “Radwege in Osttirol”. The two massive specially shaped Glulam beams were produced and delivered from the HASSLACHER Group’s location in Hermagor.

        Construction details
        Both supporting structures, designed for 500 kg/m² and a 25 tonne vehicle, are each made of 17 curved individual glulam beams of the wood species spruce as a composite component by means of block gluing. Into these beams are milled wedges which, after the application of a 25 cm thick concrete slab, create a stiff shear bond between timber and concrete. The concrete slab not only takes over the compressive forces, but also provides the structural wood protection for the wooden supporting structure underneath. The larger of the two bridges spans the river Drau near Thal-Wilfern near Assling with its 32.7 m length. The Cross section of the wood is 4.1 m wide and 1.1 m thick. With a total cubature of 125 m³ this results in a weight of about 56 tonne. The Margarethen Bridge near Anras has a length of 24.7 m, a width of also 4.1 m and a thickness of 0.85 m. With about 70 m³ in one piece it is also one of the largest glulam beams ever produced at the location Hermagor.

        Special transport
        Both special transports were carried out during the low-traffic night-time period by experienced special transport companies with appropriate escort vehicles from Hermagor to the assembly sites in the “Pustertal”. These X-large loads were transported along the route from Hermagor to Villach, from there via the motorway to Spittal an der Drau and further on via the valley of Drau federal road B 100 via Lienz into the Pustertal to the unloading point. Several tricky hurdles - such as roundabouts and bottlenecks in cross-town passages - to master.

        Arrived at their destination, the timber constructions were transferred from the company Plankensteiner Holzbau GmbH to the foundations or bridge abutments, and the general contractor Swietelsky AG provided the statically necessary concrete.

        “The HASSLACHER Group’s plant in Hermagor is designed for glued laminated timber components in special shapes up to a length of 42 meters and composite components also with more complex CNC up to ready-touse kits including built-in steel parts and surface finishing by painting. For this extraordinary order were the longstanding know-how and numerous references for large-volume glulam beams and the transport logistics are decisive,” explains Georg Dürregger, Managing Director of the HASSLACHER Group’s location in Hermagor.

        Video: © AIRBORNE Motion Pictures

        Pictures: © AIRBORNE Motion Pictures | © Plankensteiner Holzbau