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History of the company

A long story ...

Strictly speaking it all began 100 years ago when the company called Sägewerk Schwaiger was founded near the centre of the market town of Hengersberg. In those days, the sons of the founder set the course for the change from a mere craft business to a modern industrial establishment. Already occupying a leading position in the region, with an initial annual volume of 8,000 cubic metres of logged wood which later increased to more than 20,000 cubic metres, the frame sawmill became an important employer in 1950.

Today responsibility is borne by the third generation. Regular investments in state-of-the-art technology and spacious plant facilities, as well as optimally skilled employees and a network of reliable business partners form the spine of the family-owned business today - an enterprise which has an excellent reputation all over the world. The growth and the story of success could not even be hold up by a large blaze in 1991 which lead to the destruction of the production facilities.

Welcome to informative and suspenseful pages which not only show you the capability of our company but also shall allow you to gain an insight into our ecological understanding, sustainable management and the use of a fascinating raw material: wood.

Yours faithfully
Josef Schwaiger

Sägewerk Schwaiger 1913
Sägewerk Schwaiger 1956
Sägewerk Schwaiger 1993