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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

        Site Preding

        The HASSLACHER Group is investing 30 million

        In recent years, the HASSLACHER Group has grown to one of the biggest timber industries in Europe.
        Since taking over Nordlam in Magdeburg last July, HASSLACHER is now amongst Europe’s biggest producers of glued laminated timber. After finishing their investments of 30 million in January 2018 in the Carinthian production sites Sachsenburg, Hermagor and Stall im Mölltal, HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER is now additionally investing 30 million in the expansion of the Preding site.


        With the planned investment volume, the sawmill in Preding will be modernised; the cutting capacity will be expanded to 600,000 cubic metres of round timber. The necessary drying capacity will be expanded through drying chambers from Wiesenau, which were purchased last year. As next step, the construction of a heating plant is planned, which will deliver 7 MW in additional energy. In 2019, the extension of the round timber, sawmill and another sawn timber sorting plant will follow. The investments of around 30 million Euro should be completed by beginning of 2020.


        “In the meantime, the HASSLACHER Group has progressed from a net sawn timber producer to a net sawn timber consumer, which made the expansion a necessity” says Christoph Kulterer, CEO of the HASSLACHER Group. “Preding is an ideal site, because the further processing capacities are already there and the infrastructure is right. In future, the saw mill will also process strong timber, so we will be able to take on the entire round timber accruing in the region. Additionally, Slovenia has established itself as reliable supplier for round timber and we will receive about half of our timber from there.”


        About HASSLACHER PREDING timber industry
        The HASSLACHER PREDING timber industry operates a saw mill with a cut of about 250,000 cubic metres in Preding, produces 115,000 m³ structural finger jointed solid timber, 90,000 m³ surfaced timber, 70.000 t pellets as well as more than 1,3 million pieces of special pallets and packaging solutions. With this, the company secures about 220 jobs on site and indirectly creates additional value added for regional suppliers. In the previous two years, more than 7 million Euro has been invested in the modernising and expansion of the plant and in the infrastructure, and 40 new jobs were created.


        Award for sustainability
        One of the core elements is the new post-processing plant, which offers finished joined building timber sets for e.g. roof structures, timber construction elements or carports to timber construction companies. From the Preding site, the processed products are delivered not only to the region and European countries, but also as far as Japan and Korea. In addition, the timber industry enterprise is also the ideal partner of the domestic industry for the production of custom-made special pallets, packaging solutions and heavy load packaging. 2016, the HASSLACHER PREDING timber industry received the award “klimaaktiv – Kompetenz im Klimaschutz” from the Republic of Austria for its sustainable investment measures. More than 30 years of efforts in the region were awarded with the Styrian national coat of arms.

        Christoph Kulterer (CEO HASSLACHER Gruppe) © TINEFOTO / HASSLACHER Gruppe