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  • 1938

    Foundation is laid

    Viktor Ladenburger sen. laid the foundation for Holzwerke Ladenburger. The original 2-man operation was located in the centre of Aufhausen.

  • 1973

    Operation is relocated to the edge of town

    Due to the lack of space in the town centre, it was decided to relocate the sawmill to Walkmühle on the outskirts of Aufhausen. In addition, a planing mill was put into operation.

  • 1985

    Acquisition of Hürnheim plant

    The growing demand in the construction sector was taken into account by purchasing a sawmill in Hürnheim near Nördlingen.

  • 1989


    At the Aufhausen site – in line with technical progress – a fully automatic chipper-canter unit was added to the frame saw already in place.

  • 1993

    After reunification

    Ladenburger took the opportunity after reunification to open up new markets in Eastern Germany and acquired an existing wood-processing business with suitable expansion options in Geithain (Saxony between Chemnitz and Leipzig). This was then developed into one of the most efficient industrial planing mills with downstream final processing in Germany.

  • 1996


    The Hürnheim site was extended by adding a timber chipper-canter unit.

  • 1998

    Bopfingen site is established

    The glulam production was able to be started in Bopfingen. With the newly added laminated timber production in a 12,000 m2 facility, Holzwerke Ladenburger is now also able to meet the steadily increasing demand for glulam and construction timber.

  • 2003


    A wood processing business in Kerkingen was taken over. Finger-jointing machines, joinery machines and drying chambers were operated here.


  • 2008

    Large sawmill put into operation

    The new industrial sawmill with a capacity of 1,000,000 solid cubic metres per year was put into operation in Kerkingen. At the same time the sawmill was set up in Aufhausen.

  • 2012

    Expansion of drying chambers

    The drying capacity was expanded at the Bopfingen and Kerkingen site in order to take into account the growing demand for dried sawn wood.

  • 2015

    New joinery centre

    The joinery centre was able to be put into operation in a new production hall flooded with light at the Bopfingen site.

  • 2016

    Modernisation of the glulam production

    The glued laminated timber production was expanded and modernised at the Bopfingen site.

  • 2018

    New LSH laminated wood production

    The LSH (Ladenburger laminated wood) production facility was able to be put into operation in a newly erected 16,000 m² hall at the Bopfingen site.

  • 2019

    Continuous dryer and sorting plant

    A progressive kiln was installed and a new scanner sorting plant was put into operation in Kerkingen.

  • 2020

    New pellet production

    Ladenburger started with the production of pellets. The pellet plant was installed at the Bopfingen production site.