The Mayr-Melnhof Holz Group with its head office in Leoben was founded in 1850 and is owned by the F. Mayr-Melnhof-Saurau Industrie Holding GmbH. The Company is structured into sawn timber and the processing divisions. The three sawmill plants are located at Leoben (Austria), Paskov (Czech Republic) and Efimovski (Russia). Timber processing is carried out at three different locations: in Gaishorn (Austria), Reuthe (Austria) and Richen (Germany). The Mayr-Melnhof Holz timber construction production programme includes glued-laminated timber and special components, laminated ceiling elements, cross-laminated timber and concrete formwork technology. In addition, the product portfolio features briquettes and pellets produced at different locations. The Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG is one of the market leader in the glued-laminated timber segment. It is also the driving force behind the increasingly popular cross-laminated timber trend and is a key player in the successful development of the entire timber processing industry. In order to consolidate its leading position in the product portfolio, the company is dedicating significantly more resources to research and innovation and plans further major investment for the future. The fringe areas of the value-added chain are the precise point where new product and process developments are both possible and necessary. It is not only the customers who benefit from such improvements. The entire industry stands to gain.