Rettenmeier Holding AG
Industriestraße 1
D-91634 Wilburgstetten

Tel.: +49 9853 338-0
Fax: +49 9853 338-100



Company foundation

The Rettenmeier company was founded 1948 by Josef Rettenmeier sen. and developed from a company for the purchase of mining timber and paper wood and a saw mill into the current company with 6 locations in 3 countries.

Company founder

The company founder Josef Rettenmeier sen. received several decorations during his lifetime, such as the cross of merit ribbon, the Staufer medallion of the state Baden-Württemberg and in 2002 the federal cross of merit first class for his impressive entrepreneurial work.

Company Development

1948: Josef Rettenmeier sen. starts his first company for the purchase of mining timber and paper wood. In parallel to building his trading company he becomes shared owner of a saw mill for the production of construction and cut wood in the Baden-Würtemberg town of Wört.

1969: Josef Rettenmeier sen. opens in Wilburgstetten a central wood treatment yard and a smallwood saw mill.

1974: Dr. Josef Rettenmeier joins the company. Shortly afterwards a planing factory is opened where wood profiles are produced.

1990: The company grows again by acquiring another factory in the Württemberg town of Tannhausen. In parallel the construction of a production location in Hirschberg in Thüringen starts.

1996: The construction of the locations Gaildorf and Burgbernheim and the acquisition of the factory in Latvia (Rettenmeier Baltic Timber) starts. 1999 the factory in Liptovský Hrádok, today's Rettenmeier Tatra Timber, is added.

2000: All individual factories are combined under the joint umbrella company Rettenmeier Holding AG. At an age of 75 years Josef Rettenmeier sen. leaves his company and hands the management to Dr. Josef Rettenmeier.

2004: The acquisition of the second Slovakian factory, Rettenmeier Polomka Timber, follows and in 2006 and 2007 the expansion of the company location Wilburgstetten.

2008: In Rheinland-Pfalz the company Rettenmeier Holzindustrie Ramstein GmbH & Co. KG is founded with an opening celebration and start of operations in July 2009.

2012 / 2013: The umbrella brand Rettenmeier receives a new brand image which is representative for the future-oriented strategy and values of the family firm.