Timber industry – Herbert Handlos
A company for the ages
Ever since the founding of our company in 1818, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION has always been our top priority.
This is guaranteed by the high quality standards we have set for our products and systems and our superbly trained employees.
This approach has been successfully implemented in the past, and we intend to continue to follow it in the future.
First official record of the Kettenbach watermill
1818The property is purchased by the Handlos family.
Having recognised the problems that our sawmill would face in the future, we set our sights on expansion: the construction of the first production hall with drying chambers.
1972Construction of an office and employee facilities building.
1973/1974Construction of the planing mill.
1975...Construction of a state-of-the-art high-performance sawmill.
1976...Installation of an electronically controlled roundwood processing system with longwood shaping, quality classification, cutting, debarking and electronic measuring.
1977...Construction of an additional production hall.
1978Construction of a garage service building.
1979Construction begins on a sawmill for small-diameter timber.
1980Purchase of a stacking and packaging system with electronic measuring.
1981Construction of the bark incineration plant.
1982Further expansion of the production facilities.
1984Acquisition of additional land.
1985Conversion and expansion of the office and residential building.
Installation of a sawn timber sorting and packaging plant.
1986Acquisition of additional properties.
1987 / 1988Start of major investment phase: construction of another roofed and heatable production hall with finger jointing line and wood shavings heating.
1989 / 1990Expansion of a high-performance planing mill based on a Swedish concept and an optimisation plant.
1990Construction of a 4000 m² warehouse in Pregarten.
1991 / 1992Installation of two high-performance drying chambers and construction of another 2000 m² warehouse in Pregarten.
1992Modernisation and expansion of the gluing facilities in Tragwein. Purchase of a new binder planer. 3000 m² annex building (Hall IVa).
1993Resolution to become a member of the Austrian Glued Wood Construction Association as of 1994.
Presentation of the 1993 State Prize for Wood Marketing by Austrian Minister for Economic Affairs Dr Wolfgang Schüssel. State Prize for Wood Marketing.
1996Purchase of a new finger-jointing line and drying chambers.
1999Purchase of the first cutting and joinery system “K1”.
2002Modernisation of the “K2” cutting and joinery system.
2003Construction of high-performance planer with Golden EYE 702.
2005Construction of a production hall for a new production line.
2006Purchase of a new production system for glulam.
2015Purchase of a production plant for solid structural timber.
2018Handlos 200th anniversary celebration
2020New Summerau site
1st timber delivery by rail in November 2020