In 2005, Pfeifer has acquired one of the most tradition rich companies of the German timber industry with the Heggenstaller company. Already in 1486 was mentioned in documents the operation of a gang saw in Unterbernbach.
In Unterbernbach we produce sawn timber, press board blocks, pellets and green power. As a fully integrated site, the Pfeifer plant in Unterbernbach processes 100% of the CO₂-neutral raw material. The cutting capacity is of 930,000 linear metres / year.
Thanks to the railway connection do the plant, every year 5,600 lorry rides are effectively saved.
Sawn timber & profiled timber: 560,000 m³
Pellets: 150,000 t
Green power: 75 millions kWh
Pallet blocks: 220,000 m³
Production at the plant since 1978
From the mill to modern timber industry
From the saw mills to the saw plant – the quantity of yearly cut round timber grows in three decades from 1,500 to 41,000 cubic metres.
The workforce in around 1906
Mill, saw mill, planing mill and panel factory in 1951
The site in 1985
The resourceful entrepreneur Anton Heggenstaller develops a new successful product for the logistic industry with the press board block created with sawdust.
Through the construction of a large saw mill, the timber processing in Unterbernbach reaches a completely new dimension.
From Heggenstaller to Pfeifer – the owners change, the tradition and enthusiasm for the raw material timber remains the same.
With the construction of a biomass power plant and a pelletisation plant, Unterbernbach becomes a fully integrated site - 100% of delivered round timber is processed.