Imst (Austria) is the foundation location of the Pfeifer Group and it is the seat of the company headquarters. Pfeifer employees here in the Tyrolean Oberland 530 people and exports from Imst into 90 countries.
At the headquarters, beside the company management, there are, among others, also central divisions such as sale, logistics, round wood purchase, finance/administration or IT and the human resources division.
In the three factories in Imst we produce sawn, shuttering panels, formwork beams, glulam, wood briquettes and pellets. The glulam factory is one of the most modern in Europe.
90,000 m³ sawn timber
Production at the plant since 1948
Shuttering panels: 4 millions m²
Formwork beams: 6 millions linear metres
Timber briquettes: 25,000 t
Production at the plant since 1971
Glue-laminated timber: 200,000 m³
Single and three-ply panels: 2 millions m²
Wood pellets: 25,000 t
Production at the plant since 1988
Shuttering panels plant
Shuttering panels warehouse
The company founder Barbara Pfeifer puts in 1948 a custom cutting saw mill in service. During that time – and in a sector that was thoroughly dominated by men – it was a unique act of self-determination.
What followed in the following decades was a business life performance together with Barbara Pfeifer’s children Oskar, Fritz and Bernhard. Out of the family pioneer spirit one of the larger and leading companies of the European timber industry developed.
Pfeifer established the first glue-laminated timber factory of the Pfeifer Group.
For the first time in Imst formwork beams are produced.
Pfeifer manages in Imst the first glue-laminated timber factory worldwide with an output of more than 100.000 m³.
In the framework of a closed added value cycle and optimal use of resources, Pfeifer starts to produce timber pellets out of the rests of sawdust in Imst.
Pfeifer builds its new headquarters in timber construction. Management and administration find a new and modern home under the same common roof. The building reaches in the category of “Industrial construction” the 1st position in the assignment of the Austrian timber construction awarding.
Pfeifer invests massively in its glue-laminated timber plant. The production capacities are decisively increased, the production procedures are arranged in a much more efficient way.
Pfeifer modernizes its solid wood panels production in Imst and increases the capacity to 2 millions m² per year.