Schweighofer Plans to Expand Capacity in Kodersdorf

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Following the acquisition of the former Klausner Kodersdorf sawmill in October 2015, now Holzindustrie Schweighofer plans to expand capacity. Thus, Schweighofer will extend operations at the sawmill from two to three shifts, while the planing mill will operate in four shifts. To support this move, Schweighofer will add an extra 60 employees.

Currently, Holzindustrie Schweighofer exports monthly around 5,000 to 6,000 m3 of lumber from Kodersdorf to Romania. There, the lumber is used for different processing purposes such as laminated wood, blockboard or glulam. The laminated wood is to a large extent exported to Japan, where it is used in house construction.

At the moment, Kodersdorf plant has a cutting capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters of roundwood. The sawmill processes spruce and pine from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. The drying capacity is of 700,000 cbm, while the planing capacity reaches 400,000 cbm of timber.


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