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The biggest CLT manufacturers in Central Europe

Update 2022/2023

Basically in contradiction to the poor sales situation, CLT production will continue to grow in 2023, albeit at a significantly lower rate than in previous years. The figures reported by manufacturers from the DACH region, Italy and the Czech Republic show an increase of 4% to 1.27 million m³ and thus another record output.

Given the current market situation, this development is atypical at first glance. It is mainly due to newcomers or fairly new market participants whose capacities are far from being fully utilized. In 2023 alone, five new production facilities will be launched by best wood Schneider, Mayr-Melnhof Holz, Mosser Leimholz, Schilliger and Ziegler Holztechnik.

You can read more about large-scale projects in the DACH region here: The temporary end to major investments

The figures are from the Holzkurier’s research on production volumes. In our Datacube, you can see the production sites grow (in number) since 2006.

Instructions: The size of the circle symbolizes the output of single production sites (according to research by Timber-Online). When clicking on one of the circles, you can see the production development and the address of the selected company below the interactive map. In order to compare companies, keep the shift button pressed and click on the desired production sites.

1 m³ = the company did not report figures

Update 2021/2022

In 2021, the cross-laminated timber sectors in the DACH region, Italy and the Czech Republic set yet another record, with production output totaling around 1.1 million m³ and thus growing by 9% compared to 2020. In 2022, manufacturers expect a 17% increase which will bring total production to 1.28 million m³. This increase is mainly the result of new production sites which went into operation in 2020 and 2021. See below the ranking of the biggest CLT producers. 

In Austria, new production sites started operating at Theurl Austrian Premium Timber in Steinfeld and at industry veteran KLH in Wiesenau. In Germany, the CLT plants of HBS Berga in Berga, Pfeifer Group in Schlitz, Schwarzwald Holzbausysteme in Friesenheim and Holzwerke van Roje in Oberhonnefeld in particular are recording substantial production increases. The latter, Holzwerke van Roje, only started putting its plant into operation in the spring of this year. Furthermore, production started at LOC Holz in Arbing/AT, Holzbauwerk Schwarzwald in Besenfeld/DE and at Stora Enso’s fourth CLT plant in the Czech town of Ždírec. Together with the company’s existing production sites in Gruvön/SE, Bad St. Leonhard/AT and Ybbs/AT, overall capacity will reach 410,000 m³ a year in the future, outperforming any other manufacturer.

In 2023, four more CLT production sites will go into operation. Read more about these projects here.

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In our Datacube, you can see the production sites growing (in number) since 2006.

Update 2020/2021

The cross-laminated timber industry in the DACH region, Italy and the Czech Republic produced in 2020 a little more than 1 million m³ for the first time. Compared to 2019, output grew by 15%. As for this year, figures reported by producers indicate a similar rate of increase. In 2021, the planned production volume will total nearly 1.2 million m³. In 2020, the newcomers Theurl Austrian Premium Timber, Pfeifer Group, Ziegler Group and Ante-Holz (HBS Berga) as well as the new production site of Swiss company Schilliger Holz contributed to a significant increase in production volumes. 

The biggest CLT producer 2020, Binderholz Bausysteme, manufactured 220,000 m³ of CLT at its production sites in Unternberg/AT and Burgbernheim/DE. Stora Enso is in second place. Last year, the group produced 170,000 m³ at its Central European sites in Ybbs an der Donau and Bad St. Leonhard. KLH Massivholz ranks third with only one production site in Teufenbach-Katsch and an output of 130,000 m³ in 2020.

Data are taken from Timber-Online’s survey on production. You can find a more detailed analysis here.