FULLY INTEGRATED VALUE CHAIN

Our production is one of the main areas of our workflow and is essentially responsible for the quality of our rettenmeier® products. 

100% ADDED VALUE

OF EVERY TREE

Most of the raw material processed in our factories today grew up in our forests for 80-100 years. By removing the tree trunk from the forest, we take responsibility for ensuring that this raw material is used in a meaningful and sustainable manner. We live up to this responsibility by adding 100% of the tree to value creation and thus creating a completely closed value creation cycle.

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY

Our raw material comes exclusively from sustainably managed forests. Short transport routes and environmentally friendly logistics are our priority. 

>> ON SUSTAINABILITY

 

RETTENMEIER® SAWMILL

Our sawmills are the heart of our company. This is where our excellent rettenmeier® premium goods are made from the natural raw material. With optimized cutting patterns, we achieve maximum yield in order to generate maximum added value from each tree.

OPTIMUM CUTTING PATTERN

We also rely on precise and, above all, environmentally friendly process technologies in our production facilities. By measuring the sections in 3D, the most rewarding cutting pattern is created individually for each log. Each log is thus cut in such a way as to minimize unnecessary sawmill by-products.

RETTENMEIER® ORGANIC FUELS

No chip is left behind. The sawing by-products (wood chips, sawdust and wood shavings) that arise during the sawing and planing process are used to produce wood briquettes and pellets. These are CO2-neutral energy sources because when they are burned they only release as much CO2 as the trees absorbed while they were growing. 

>> to our bio-fuels

BIOMASS POWER PLANT

We also operate biomass power plants in most of our locations, in which we convert the bark from our production into useful CO2-neutral heat. Part of this energy dries our wood and the other part we generate green electricity, which we feed into the public grid. 

RETTENMEIER® REFINEMENT

The sawn timber produced in the sawmill is then subjected to further added value in our numerous refining systems. This is how rough-sawn, planed or impregnated slats, planed goods, profiled timber, decking, solid wood panels and much more are created.  

>> to our products

We respect our valuable raw material wood and our environment. A complete and resource-saving value chain shapes our holistic rettenmeier® production flow.