Tuesday, June 27, 2023
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Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG opened the high-tech cross-laminated timber production at the sawmill site in Leoben.
Franz Mayr-Melnhof Saurau, owner: “With the new cross laminated timber plant we are in line with the spirit of the times. It is our clear commitment to our responsibility for ‘The Next Generation’, indeed, for all future generations, because: ‘The future begins today’! When constructing these buildings, it was important to us to use building materials made of wood wherever this valuable raw material can be used sensibly. We are proud that we have built the first timber construction project of this size in the world that has been PEFC-certified.”
11,500 m3 PEFC-certified timber construction products from the company’s own production were used. With an investment sum of 175 million euros, the BSP factory with upstream re-sorting and planning plant and a fully automated high-bay warehouse for sawn timber is the largest single investment in the history of the Mayr-Melnhof Holz Group.
Richard Stralz, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG: “I am proud of this joint achievement of our employees, who have realised this impressive factory in cooperation with our suppliers.”
After the completion of the construction and the ramp-up phase of production, Richard Stralz (CEO) and Michael Wolfram (CFO) handed over the responsibility for prosperous growth during the opening ceremony. In the traditional ceremony of handing over the keys, they handed over the responsibility for prosperous growth to the production managers Markus Thier (Plant Manager) and Martin Klingenbrunner (Production Manager), as well as to the sales managers Bernhard Waldner (Division Manager Sales Processed Timber Products) and Florian de Monte (Sales Manager Cross-laminated Timber).
The sawmill’s Plant Manager, Dietmar Sagmeister, received the “key” for the re-sorting and planning mill as well as the lamella center, which are located directly adjacent to the traditional sawmill and are part of the Saw Division at Mayr-Melnhof Holz.