It is unusual for a timber merchant to start his own production, but then, Albert Baumgartner is not known in the industry for his conventional style. In a few weeks, the Carinthian entrepreneur will... Read more ...
With an estimated annual output of just under 400,000 m³, this will render the Mayr-Melnhof Holz group the largest glulam manufacturer in Europe.
"The glulam division within the Mayr-Melnhof group and the Hüttemann group's portfolio perfectly complement each other both with regards to the range of products as well as geographically", Mayr-Melnhof chairman Richard Stralz is quoted in a press release. While last year's efforts in the bidding procedure for Nordlam, Magdeburg/DE, were in vain, this time around the acquisition was successful.
"The Mary-Melnhof group is the right partner for our company's succession plan. The enterprise has the know-how to continue the existing business and will keep strategically developing the Hüttemann group for the benefit of both customers and employees", Regina Hüttemann and Mathias Herbst-Hüttemann explain their decision for this successorship.
|Productions in Germany and Austria (in m³)
|1||Mayr-Melnhof Holz + Hüttemann||Gaishorn, Reuthe, Richen, Wismar, Olsberg||395,000|
|2||Hasslacher + Nordlam||Sachsenburg, Magdeburg||365,000|
|6||Stora Enso||Ybbs, Brand||135,000|
|9||Weinberger Holz||Abtenau, Reichenfels||115,000|
The Mayr-Melnhof Holz group generated an annual turnover of about €550 million in the divisions lumber and further processing in 2017.
The Hüttemann group employs some 250 workers. The two sites in Olsberg and Wismar together with production and services in the glulam sector yielded a turnover of €65 million.