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.

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

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY

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

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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.

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.  

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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® 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. 

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