Successful closing: binderholz Group completes the acquisition of the largest British sawmill group, making it Europe's largest company in the sawmill and solid wood processing industry

Fügen,  10.01.2022 – On 05.01.2022, the acquisition of the British BSW Timber Ltd., based in Earlston, Scotland, by Binderholz UK Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of the Austrian binderholz Group, was successfully concluded with the closing of the transaction.

BSW Timber Ltd. is the largest sawmill group in the UK in 2021 with a turnover of around 700 million pounds sterling and a production capacity of over 1.2 million cubic meters of sawn timber per year. In 2022, binderholz will become Europe's largest group in the sawmill and solid wood processing industry segment with a cumulative annual turnover of over 2.6 billion euros and around 5,000 employees. The brand name BSW will be retained after integration into the binderholz Group and the current management will continue to lead the company.

Strong partnership with a focus on sustainability

"With a strong focus on sustainability, binderholz and BSW pursue a forward-looking and at the same time tradition-conscious corporate philosophy. The purchase of BSW is an essential component of our long-term expansion and sustainability strategy. BSW is active along the entire value chain of the sawmill industry.from sustainable forest management and maintenance – with capacity to plant up to 50 million high quality seedlings per year – to timber harvesting, sawmill operations, timber processing and distribution as well as biomass energy," says Reinhard Binder, owner and CEO of binderholz. "This step strengthens binderholz’s positioning in the growing British market which is characterised by high demand for sawn timber, solid wood, timber construction and DIY products. The Green Economy ideal is being actively lived in Great Britain, which has been reflected in the constant growth rates in CO2-neutral timber construction over the years. With our products, we optimally cover these market needs and plan investments that go further into depth of the value-added chain."

About binderholz

In the timber industry, the name of Binder stands for tradition and integrity, combined with high-tech and innovation. Still only a small sawmill operation 60 years ago, the family operation has become a leading European company today, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and production methods, with a corresponding reputation on the timber market.

binderholz processes the renewable raw material wood according to the zero-waste principle and recovers 100% of the resource.
From forestry management and timber harvesting, through processing in the sawmills, to the production of solid wood products and innovative mass timber solutions, the entire value creation chain is consistently implemented.
Any waste timber, resulting as a by-product from production, is processed as densified biofuels, green electricity, multi-purpose panels, moulded pallet blocks and moulded wood pallets.
Apart from the headquarters in Fügen in Tyrol binderholz has 28 further sites. Around 5,000 employees share their passion for wood in Europe and the USA.


Natalie Binder
Management binderholz

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