Recently, over 60 leading pellet dealers from Germany, Austria, South Tirol, Switzerland and Alsace (France) met in Unterbernbach (Bavaria). Om invitation by Pfeifer Holz, experts discussed about the actual development of the sector. The programme consisted in wide market analysis and an exiting presentation of worldwide well-known musician, extreme sportsman entrepreneur Joey Kelly (Kelly Family).
For the third time already, the international operating family company Pfeifer organized the Pellets Forum. The choice of the event location of this year is not a coincidence. The factory in Unterbernbach produces every year over 110,000 tonnes pellets. For the CEO of the Pfeifer Holding, Michael Pfeifer, the production of the biofuel represents “an important standing leg” of the group: “Our company produces about 420,000 tonnes pellets per year. One quarter of them in Unterbernbach. Pellets are one of the most modern and future-proof fuels that also make an active contribution to climate protection”, explains Pfeifer. Through further investments, the production will be increased in the existing pellet plants by further 90,000 tonnes by 2019, as reported by Michael Pfeifer.
A brief look at the actual situation on the international pellets market was presented by the acknowledged sector specialist Sebastian Proske to the forum participants. “The perspectives for the development of the CO2 neutral fuel are all positive. In Germany, producers generated over 1,95 million tonnes of the natural fuel in 2016”, explains Proske. In conclusion, Dirk Kröger of Heitling Fahrzeugbau explained to the guests how “truck drivers optimize the pellets process”. Mr. Stihl of the trade community best:pellets presented important suggestions for the best warehousing of the cylindrical fuel.
An highlight of the meeting was the presentation „No Limits – How do I obtain my objective?“ of the worldwide well-known musician and business man Joey Kelly. The shoot of the famous Kelly Family told about his many ultra competitions, thrilling the audience with his entertaining anecdotes of his pop star period. “Discipline, courage and passion bring you to the target”, this is the musician’s credo. With an euphoric applause, the guests confirmed Joey Kelly’s motivational speech.
At the closure of the successful Pellets Forum, the participants could enjoy a lunch all together with a guided tour through the factory halls.