Company

ABOUT

300 YEARS

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.

ManageMent

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.

Sustainability?!

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.

70% Self-sufficient

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.

Certified Sustainable

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.

Our history

18th c.

Origin of the stone bit saw

1922

Purchaseof theSawmillby Andreas Finkbeiner, which his son Theophil Finkbeiner founded as a branch of the company."Finkbeiner and Klumpp KG"led.

1938

The Finkbeiner KG branch becomes aindependent company "Gebrüder Finkbeiner KG".

1953

Theophil's son Waldemar Finkbeiner completes his studies as a graduate in business administration and returns in the Family business back.

1957

FirstLog craneand firstPlanerinstalled.

1959

Construction of the first log yard.

1965

FirstLog craneand firstPlanerinstalled.

1967

Assembly of the firstBoilerand a 6m longDrying chamber, for drying the planed goods.

1970

After the death of Theophil Finkbeiner, theWaldemar Finkbeiner General Partnerand his brotherFritz Finkbeiner Limited Partner.

1973

New WD gatewith 760 mm diffuser and width adjustment.

1976

Installation of aLinck debarkerat the log yard.

1980

Building thefirst chip hallwith a run-out chipping line for weak wood from Linck.

1988

After Fritz Finkbeiner left the company, Waldemar's son,Andreas Finkbeiner, new limited partner. The company form is changed to "Finkbeiner KG".

1989

New buildingof theLog yardwith machines from Wurster & Dietz. This was only made possible by the tunnel and road reconstruction.

1993

Andreas Finkbeiner becomes general partner and Waldemar Finkbeiner limited partner.

1994

Disassemblythe Old Linck chipper. Installation of a modern WD chipper linewith 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.

2000

New construction of aHeating systemfrom Mawera and two new largeDrying chambers.

2001

Demolition of the old creel hall and New building a Planing and cut-off band saw line.

2003

Sennebogen log handling excavator replaces the old Bohn crane.

2006

Exchangeof the entire Chipping machine from WD through new Profiling technology by Linck.

2009

Installation of theBand saw line 2.

2014

Constructionof aBiomass cogeneration plantand seven newDrying chambers.

2015


Purchaseof the formerHardwood sawmill Breithauptin Hornberg as a storage space and expansion opportunity.

2016

Commissioning a Restacking system for sawn timber packages with a length of up to 6.5 m.

2017

Waldemar Finkbeiner retires after 47 years retires from the management and dies in the same year. His grandsonPeter Finkbeinerand son of the general partner Andreas Finkbeiner, will be Limited partner and Authorised signatory. IcommissioningaREX timber planer with 6 spindles.

2018

InstallationaSprinkler systemin the production halls with a 730 m³ extinguishing water tank.

Constructiona 1,800 m² warehouse for dried sawn timber. Commissioning of a remote controlled Vacuum sorting robotfor single timbers and timber layers up to 1000kg and 12m length.

2019

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.

2020

Takeover of the previous Logistics partner "Fuhrunternehmen Hilser".

This is what we stand for

Highest quality thanks to high-tech and know-how

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.

Reliability thanks to independence

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.

FAMILY BUSINESS THANKS TO FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Even the most modern sawmill cannot work successfully without employees. That is 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.