It is expected that three years from now, the number 1 and 2 producers will still be the same two companies: Binderholz and Stora Enso. Both are likely to increase their production capacity until then. Binderholz announced another expansion of their site in Burgbernheim, without yet specifying the projected extent. Stora Enso is to decide until the beginning of July whether a third site of 75,000 m³/yr will be implemented or not.
Third place, in theory, goes to Legal & General: The British enterprise has ordered the world's biggest CLT press with the dimensions 20 by 6 m. This press is designed for a capacity of 120,000 m³/yr when running in one-shift operation. The three Austrian enterprises KLH, which is the new Pfeifer Holz site in Lauterbach/DE, Hasslacher Norica Timber and Mayr-Melnhof occupy places 4 through 7 in Europe.
The total European CLT production of last year reached around 670,000 m³. Considering a simplified comparison of this figure with the European demand in 2016 and assuming a market growth rate of 15% for the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - an estimation that industry insiders deem quite realistic - a theoretical demand of 1.2 million m³/yr is the result. This would precisely match the production volume precalculated by Timber-Online (see table; currently known projects as at June 2017).
|rent and prospective productions of >10,000 m³/yr
|Binderholz²||Unternberg/AT, Burgbernheim/DE||145,000||210,000||excl. announced 2nd
stage of expansion in Burgbernheim
|Stora Enso||Bad St. Leonhard/AT, Ybbs/AT||130,000||210,000||incl. 75,000 m³ for 3rd production site in Sweden
|Legal & General³||Great Britain||–||120,000||to receive press for elements of 6 m height (Ligna novelty)
|KLH Massivholz||Katsch a. d. Mur/AT||88,000||110,000||new press taken into account
|Pfeifer Holz||Lauterbach||–||100,000||theoretical full operation in 2019
|Hasslacher Norica Timber||Stall im Mölltal/AT||40,000||80,000||incl. second press
|CLT Finland||Hoisko/FI||5,000||40,000||full operation with current machinery. 70,000 m³ after expansion
|Cross Timber Systems||Jelgava/LV||–||25,000||–|
|Weinberger Holz||Reichenfels/AT||5,500||20,000||no conventional CLT, supplementary product
|W. u. J. Derix||Niederkrüchten/DE||12,500||15,000||–|
|* Total of productions, ** Total of data/estimations given by the enterprise in table plus estimation of unquoted known productions with less than 10,000 m³ of annual production.|
|1: Timber-Online estimation for upcoming years (up until 2020); 2: 2016 Timber-Online estimation; 3: One-shift operation; 4: 2016 and subsequent years, estimated
|Source: Data given by enterprise/supplier; Timber-Online estimation | © Timber-Online 2017|