CLT at the Schlitz plant
Official sales of CLT at the Schlitz plant started in early 2020 and with the completion of the second expansion stage in June 2021, production capacities was doubled to 100,000 m³. Due to increasing demand for Pfeifer CLT, plans are already being made for the site's further development.
Technical Sales Manager for CLT
”As we had hoped, the plant’s central location has proven to be an advantage. From Schlitz, we serve the northern German metropolitan areas just as quickly as we do northern Italy and France.“
No chip is left unused: In line with this corporate philosophy, Schlitz is currently working on solutions for the utilisation of residual wood. Implementation is planned for the end of 2023. According to Eggel, however, the work doesn’t stop in Schlitz: “Issues such as our heating system or the construction of a new representative administration building will inevitably affect us in the next few years.” Optimisations are also to be made to internal processes and the service areas such as quotation preparation, logistics and short-term delivery capability. “In addition, we aim to address special market areas and customer groups with targeted offers and product variations,” says Bernd Gusinde, Technical Sales Manager for CLT. When it comes to digitalisation, a separate B2B platform with an automated enquiry portal will be set up, which will offer the possibility to order raw panels (CLT without any joinery) online. A consulting offer including services in early project stages is also on the agenda.
In the heart of Milan, a multi-storey residential complex is being built as a solid timber construction, exclusively using Pfeifer CLT.
Plant Manager Schlitz
”Our CLT plant is state of the art. We are now prepared for all market challenges.“
For the new Fuchshofschule, the city of Ludwigsburg is relying on timber construction with a high degree of prefabrication. It is scheduled for completion just in time for the new school year 2022/2023.
Two white papers in 2021 and a third at the beginning of 2022 are the prelude to a more in-depth examination of relevant timber construction topics. “1000 gute Gründe für das Bauen mit Holz” (1000 Good Reasons for Building with Wood) explains what led to the boom in timber construction, analyses current trends and lets experts from research and practice have their say. “Holz als Klimaretter mit starken Bauqualitäten” (Wood as a Climate Saver with Strong Building Qualities) elaborates on the advantages of timber construction in the face of the political, economic and social upheavals of our time - with examples from (engineering) timber construction from around the world, multi-storey buildings and urban redensification. White paper No. 3 highlights modular construction with CLT and its possibilities, challenges and opportunities.
Pfeifer makes these expert-written technical texts available free of charge on its website. After straightforward registration, all interested parties receive a link and can download the professionally designed PDF file. New white papers are added continuously and are announced on the company's social media channels, among others.