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Weinberger history

1854
Weinberger’s success story began with a farm in the Austrian province of Carinthia, which also included some forested property. Four generations ago, it was decided to exploit that capital through commerce. The business based in the Lavant Valley increased its ability to add value by building a small sawmill. The following decades were characterised by the expansion of the site and extensions to sawmill. A log yard was created, for instance, and parquet production was commenced as was the construction of the machining plant for profile boards and timber for building. All investments were designed to help the company develop into a high-tech wood-processing company.

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Weinberger Carinthia Works

1982
Foundation stone laid for finger-jointing, which today lies at the heart of Weinberger’s production

1992
European première in the use of formaldehyde-free polyurethane technology with adhesives (PUR adhesive) for load-bearing structural timber components

1994
Bilam and trilam production

2000
Approval for B11 and B13 qualities

2001
Province winner of the “Wachstum durch Forschung” innovation award [Growth through Research]

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Weinberger Salzburk Works

2007
Third place in the “Innovatives Verkleben von tragenden Holzbauteilen” innovation and research award [Innovative Gluing of Load-bearing Structural Timber Components]

2010
Acquisition of the glued-laminated timber works in Abtenau (Salzburg)

2012
Weinberger became the first company in Europe to manufacture bilam and trilam to meet CE requirements

2013
The 2013 ACR Cooperation Prize awarded to weinberger-holz gmbh for the “Setzungsfreie Blockhausbohle” (“Non-settling log-house plank”) research project carried out in conjunction with Holzforschung Austria

2014
Austria’s most modern plant for the production of glue-laminated timber went into operation at Weinberger in Abtenau in autumn 2014.

 

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