The stone sawmill, which was taken over by the Finkbeiner family 100 years ago, has been located in the middle of the most densely forested growth area in the Black Forest-Baar district for 300 years. Our family business, which is now being run by the 5th generation, has managed to become the largest sawmill in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in recent years.
Well over 200 customers throughout Europe enjoy consistent quality, which is guaranteed by a large roundwood warehouse and state-of-the-art technology.
Thanks to a perfect infrastructure and the convenient location on the B33 arterial road, it is possible to respond to special customer requests and deliver at lightning speed.
In order to expand this service even further, the Finkbeiner sawmill took over the "Hilser" haulage company in 2020. This merger, which is unique in the region, allows the company an even faster and smoother processing chain from the forest to the sawmill, which gives the customer greater flexibility in the entire process.
Today, the family business is run jointly by father Andreas and son Peter Finkbeiner in the 4th and 5th generation. The two managing directors exemplify exactly what is valued throughout the company. To preserve and respect tradition, but at the same time to invest in the future with a young team and state-of-the-art technology.
Nothing new for us!
Those who live from the raw materials of nature must also care for their well-being. For this reason, we care intensively about sustainable production, and not just since "sustainability" became a trend.
As we are aware of the importance of our raw material, we do not waste anything. We use our wood completely and therefore do not produce any waste.
By-products such as sawdust, wood chips or bark are converted into electricity and heat in our biomass cogeneration plant. The heat is not only used for heating, but mainly for drying the sawn wood.
In addition, we use the hydroelectric power of the Gutach river to generate electricity. In total, we already cover about 70% of the energy required in the sawmill. With the installation of photovoltaic systems, this value is to be increased even further in the coming years.
For us, concern for nature begins with the selection of our wood suppliers. Short transport routes and 100% sustainable forestry operations are key requirements for us.
That is why we also bear the PEFC certification for guaranteed sustainable forest management and the FSC® seal for exemplary forest management.
You can find all certifications here.
Origin of the stone bit saw
Purchase of the Sawmill by Andreas Finkbeiner, which his son Theophil Finkbeiner founded as a branch of the company. "Finkbeiner and Klumpp KG" led.
The Finkbeiner KG branch becomes a independent company "Gebrüder Finkbeiner KG".
Theophil's son Waldemar Finkbeiner completes his studies with a degree in business administration and returns in the Family business back.
First Log crane and first Planer installed.
Construction of the first log yard.
First Log crane and first Planer installed.
Assembly of the first Boiler and a 6m long Drying chamber, for drying the planed goods.
After the death of Theophil Finkbeiner, the Waldemar Finkbeiner General Partner and his brother Fritz Finkbeiner Limited Partner.
New WD gate with 760 mm diffuser and width adjustment.
Installation of a Linck debarker at the log yard.
Building the first chip hall with a run-out chipping line for weak wood from Linck.
After Fritz Finkbeiner left the company, Waldemar's son, Andreas Finkbeiner, new limited partner. The company form is changed to "Finkbeiner KG".
New building of the Log yard with machines from Wurster & Dietz. This was only made possible by the tunnel and road reconstruction.
Andreas Finkbeiner becomes general partner and Waldemar Finkbeiner limited partner.
Disassembly the Old Linck chipper. Installation of a modern WD chipper line with pre- and post-cutting chipper and circular saw. In addition, a new sorting system with 60 boxes and a stacking machine was installed by the Roséns Maskin company. After the conversion, the frame sawmill was shut down.
New construction of a Heating system from Mawera and two new large Drying chambers.
Demolition of the old creel hall and New building a Planing and cut-off band saw line.
Sennebogen log handling excavator replaces the old Bohn crane.
Exchange of the entire Chipping machine from WD through new Profiling technology by Linck.
Installation of the Band saw line 2.
Construction of a Biomass cogeneration plant and seven new Drying chambers.
Purchase of the former Hardwood sawmill Breithaupt in Hornberg as a storage space and expansion opportunity.
Commissioning a Restacking system for sawn timber packages with a length of up to 6.5 m.
Waldemar Finkbeiner retires after 47 years retires from the management and dies in the same year. His grandson Peter Finkbeiner and son of the general partner Andreas Finkbeiner, will be Limited partner and Authorised signatory. Icommissioning a REX timber planer with 6 spindles.
Installation a Sprinkler system in the production halls with a 730 m³ extinguishing water tank.
Construction a 1,800 m² warehouse for dried sawn timber. Commissioning of a remote controlled Vacuum sorting robot for single timbers and timber layers up to 1000kg and 12m length.
Complete renovation of the Administration building. Exchange of the old Log handling excavator against a new Sennebogen E 835e. Modernisation of the Log yard by Springer Maschinenfabrik GmbH and Jörg Elektronik GmbH.
Takeover of the previous Logistics partner "Fuhrunternehmen Hilser".
This is what we stand for
We do our best to ensure that our customers get the best. To do this, we continuously invest in modern machines and new technologies.
At the same time, we have been passing on our know-how to our trainees for generations. This is how we combine high-tech and experience for the best result and for the satisfaction of our customers.
Since the company was founded in 1922, we have pursued the goal of always remaining reliable. For this reason, we attach great importance to becoming as independent as possible from external influences. Thanks to a closed production chain and our own logistics, we have also succeeded in this.
Even the most modern sawmill cannot work successfully without employees. That's why the team concept is our top priority.
Company founder Theophil Finkbeiner invited his sawyers to one of the first company outings in 1925. Caring for the employees and harmonious cooperation are essential for a family business.