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We are a medium-sized company with customers all over Europe located in the south of Germany. Our branch office is located in Switzerland. With 300 employees, we produce all statically loaded wooden products for modern wood and passive houses. Since the beginning of 2011 we produce flexible and rigid wood fiber insulation boards on the most modern production line all over Europe.

Family enterprise

The Schneider wood processing plant was founded in 1911 by Ferdinand Schneider. The family enterprise is currently led by Ferdinand Schneider, Robert Schneider and Hans-Peter Schneider in the fourth generation. In 1993 the three brothers founded the wood processing plant Gebrüder Schneider GmbH and they are continually expanding ever since. Currently there are seven family members working in the company, from senior manager Augusta Schneider to the grandson Tobias Karnik, everbody is committed to the company.

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1911

Master carpenter Ferdinand Schneider founds the sawmill in Kappel.

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1931

Aquisition of the sawmill by Gebhard Schneider. Expansion of production by the fabrication of butter and cheese boxes as well as in later years fabrication of Almglocke boxes for bottles, beer crates and crates for other beverages.

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1963

After the death of Gebhard Schneider sen. on July 22, the company is lead by his son Gebhard. The production of boxes is switched to the production of foldable crates for salad, vegetables and fruit. Furthermore, a pallet production is added.

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1973

On september 30 the sawmill was completely destroyed by fire.

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1974

During the construction phase Gebhard Schneider was killed in an accident on October 7 and leaves his wife and seven children behind. Mrs. Augusta Schneider leads the pallet production on her own.

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1979

After completion of the apprenticeship as a sawyer the eldest son Ferdinand begins to rebuild the sawmill. After having completed their aprenticeships as joiner and carpenter the two younger brothers Robert and Hans-Peter join their brother and the company.

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1993

Foundation of Gebrüder Schneider GmbH. Installation of a modern wood production line and installation of drying chambers.

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1998

KVH production line and planing line were brought into service.

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2000

Installation of the laminated wood production line for glulam and Duo- and Trio-beams®.

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2004

Biomass power plant was brought into service. Out of leftover wood from the wood production line there are made 8 MW electricity and 28 MW heat.

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2005

Expansion of the production line for laminated wood, installation of a high rack warehouse and a fully automated loading station was brought into service.

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2007

A new and more efficient production unit  to produce wood with finger joints was brought into service. Administration moved into a new building in summer.

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2008

Installation of new conveyer drying chambers.

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2009

Expansion of the high rack warehouse. KVH production line II was brought into service.

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2010

Start of construction of a production line for wood fiber insulation boards with an investment volume of 35 million €.

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2011

The new production line for wood fiber insulation boards was brought into service. Important Date: The first board came out of the production line on february 3, 2011.

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2012

By commissioning of the highly modern production line for wood fiber insulation boards the circle of an energy-efficient production is closed. Installation of a new high rack warehouse.

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2013

Completion of the high rack warehouse which offers space for 10.000 palettes. All the best wood® wood fiber insulation boards are now available at any time.

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2015

New building loading station.