Facts

FACTS & FIGURES

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PRODUCT RANGE

  • Sliced wood
  • Sawn wood
  • Timber and logs
  • Services

  • 50 % of the revenue is made with sliced wood,
  • 38 % of the revenue with sawn wood,
  • 13 % of the revenue with logs, specialties and services.


Danzer products are not sold to end users but to retailers and component producers.

Danzer is organized by business units for products and regions; every business unit runs its own production and sales operation.

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ORIGIN OF RAW MATERIAL

  • 60 % North America
  • 31 % Europe
  • 9 % other regions

MARKET POSITION

  • Largest producer of decorative veneer worldwide
  • Among the top 10 producers of lumber in North America

For comparison: Annual consumption of wood worldwide: 3.5 bn cubic meters

  • half of that is used for energy
  • 1.8 bn cubic meters used industrially

Danzer processes 500,000 cubic meters; this equals 0.03% of the global harvest for industrial use

OPERATIONS

  • 1,500 employees worldwide
  • Sales 2016: 188 million Euros (2015: 186 million Euros; 2014: 163 million Euros)
  • 2016 Danzer sold to 87 countries; the top 10 countries contributed almost 80 percent to total sales:
    • USA 28.9 %
    • United Kingdom 18.6 %
    • Germany 7.7 %
    • China 6.7 %
    • Canada 5.4 %
    • Austria 3.3 %
    • Poland 2.4 %
    • Slovakia 2.1 %
    • Italy 1.7%
    • Japan 1.7%
    • Total Top 10 78.5%
  • 4 veneer mills, 1 Vinterio plant, 1 3D-Veneer plant, 1 saw mill, 18 sales offices
  • 18.000 hectare of timberland in North America

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Danzer Worldwide

Danzer in Europe
2 veneer mills, 1 Vinterio plant, 1 3D-Veneer plant
7 sales offices

Danzer in North America
2 veneer mills, 1 saw mill
8 sales offices

Danzer in Asia
3 sales offices

HISTORY

  • 1932 Karl Danzer begins as a broker specialized in high quality veneers
  • 1949 Veneer plant in Reutlingen (Germany) opens, marking the beginning of the company's industrial activities
  • 1999 First Danzer slicer VS4000 starts operation
  • 2006 Launch of the new wood surface Danzer Vinterio
  • 2007 ISO 14001:2004 standards procurement certification followed by FSC (2009)
  • 2008 Acquisition of 3D-Veneer company Reholz GmbH
  • 2013 Installation of a curve saw for optimized yields even from crooked logs
  • 2013 Start of sliced deck layer production for hardwood flooring
  • 2014 Introduction of first hardwood Log Scanner
  • 2017 Opening of newly converted Danzer slicing plant in France with first automated veneer stacking

Detailed information: danzer.com/company/milestones