Our history

1888
Blacksmith Johann Philipp builds a small sawmill in Obersontheim.
1905
His sons Wilhelm and Friedrich continue the business. His youngest son Gottlob looked for work elsewhere after his business management training.
1910
Acquisition of a sawmill in Sulzdorf. Gottlob is admitted by his brothers into the firm as a partner and runs the Sulzdorf sawmill.
1928
Gottlob Schaffitzel continues the business alone and in his name. In the mid-1930s, the sawmill expands. New sawing machines were bought and modern kilns were installed. Looking for new sales markets, timber warehouses were built in Künzelsau and Weinheim.
1946
After the setback of the Second World War, a carpentry workshop and a joinery and cabinet making shop became a part of the company during the reconstruction phase.
1948
Son Helmut G. Schaffitzel took his state examination in civil engineering and the carpentry workshop became an engineer wood construction division. The firm quickly focused on modern glued laminated timber technology, one of the first to do so in Germany.
1950
After being released from captivity as an American prisoner of war, son Kurt Schaffitzel also joins the management and takes over the sawmill and planing mill. In the mid-1960s, Kurt Schaffitzel takes over the timber and glued laminated timber operations, with Helmut Schaffitzel focusing on and expanding the production of kitchen furniture.
1967
The company is rebranded as Schaffitzel Holzindustrie GmbH + Co.
1970
Construction of a fully-automated assembly line for manufacturing glue-laminated wooden components.
1983
Jürgen Gottlob Schaffitzel joins the family business as the factory manager after his studies in civil engineering at Biberach University of Applied Sciences and working as a civil engineer at the Kirschner Group in Dülmen.
1989
Jürgen Gottlob Schaffitzel is appointed as managing director and is the managing partner of Schaffitzel Holzindustrie since 1995.
2013
The company builds itself another hall. A state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is installed inside for the production of glued-laminated timber. The investment, totalling over € 4m, includes EU funds from the European Regional Development Fund programme, under the 'Regional competitiveness and employment' objective.
2015
Jörg Schaffitzel is appointed as additional managing director.
Today
Manufacturer of glued laminated timber components, Schaffitzel Holzindustrie is the first place to turn when it comes to competent and innovative engineer timber construction in the areas of hall construction, timber bridge construction and creative special constructions. The company enjoys national market significance with quality-assured manufacturing and is also a member of the Studiengemeinschaft Holzleimbau e.V. (Glued Laminated Timer Research Association).