Handlos. History.

Timber industry - Herbert Handlos
A company changing over time ...

since 1818

Since our company was founded in 1818 there was for us always a primary concern THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.
The high quality standard of our products and systems and our excellently trained staff are the guarantee.
At this successful implementation philosophy we want to orient ourselves in the future.

1632
initial mention of the "Stegmühle on Kettenbach"

1818
Purchase of the property by the Handlos Family

1971 - 1979

1971
"The renewal"
We recognized the problems that would arise in the future with our sawmill and set on expansion: construction of the first production hall with kiln-drying chambers.

1972...
Construction of an office and social building.

1973/1974
Establishment of the planer mill.

1975...
Construction of most modern equipped high-performance saw mill.

1976...
Establishment of an electronically controlled roundwood processing with long log handling, quality standards for classification, cutting, debarking and electronic measurement.

1977...
Construction of an additional production hall.

1978...
Construction of garages service hall.

1979...
Construction of the small timber sawmill.

1980 - 1992

1980
Acquisition of a stacking and packaging plant with electronic measurement.

1981
Construction of a bark boiler.

1982
Further expansion of the production.

1984
Acquisition of additional operating area.

1985
Reconstruction and enlargement of the office and residential building.
Establishment of a lumber sorting and packaging plant.

1986
Acquisition of additional factory premises.

1987 / 1988
Start of major investment phase: construction of another covered and heated production hall with finger jointing line and shavings heating.

1989 / 1990
Construction of a high performance planing mill with swedish design and optimization system.

1990
Construction of a 4,000 m2 warehouse in Pregarten.

1991 / 1992
Installation of two high drying kilns and construction of another 2000 m2 of warehouse in Pregarten.

1992 - 1999

1992
Modernization and expansion of the gluing capacity in Tragwein. Acquisition of a new heavy duty planer. 3000 m2 company extension (hall IVa).

1993
Decision of admission to the "Österreichischer Holzleimbauverband" starting from 1994.
Award of the State Prize for timber marketing in 1993 by Economy Minister Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel.
State Prize for timber marketing.

1996
Acquisition of a new finger jointing line and drying chambers.

1999
Purchase of the first joinery machine „K1“.

2002 - heute

2002
Renewal of joinery machine: „K2“.

2003
Construction of a high performance planer mill with Golden EYE 702.

2005
Construction of a production facility for a new production line.

2006
Acquisition of a new production facility for BSH.

2015
Acquisition of a production facility for KVH.