Holz Ruser
1972 – 2022

We at Holz Ruser are proud of the last 50 years, proud of what we have all built and created together here in Bornhöved. We would like to introduce you to some of the most important steps and milestones of the 5 decades of Holz Ruser.

1972
1972

Founded by Claus Ruser

With a lot of manual work, muscle power – but above all with a lot of sweat, the foundation stone of Holz Ruser in Bornhöved was laid in 1972.

1984
1984

becoming more and more digital

In 1984, the big step forward for us was that sawmill 1 was put into operation using the “online” process with electronic trunk measurement and sorting of customer commissions into sorting boxes. We had 30 employees

annual quantity: ca. 55,000 solid cubic metre
Products: Squared Timber, Bark, wood chips

1991
1991

Building Sawmill 2

In 1991, there were already 50 employees who processed almost the annual quantity of ca. 100,000 m³.

Battens were added to the assortment of squared timber, bark and wood chips – an enlargement of the production facilities was inevitable. This is how the construction of sawmill 2 began, including a log sorting system for short timber and the purchase of a double-shaft cross-cut saw for the production of slat assortments.

1995
1995

Building Sawmill 3

1995 – 100 Employees!

The enlargement continues to process the annual quantity of 200,000 m³ timber. Sawmill 3 was added as well as a new log yard for large timber including a board sorting plant.

Sideboards were added to the previous products, squared timber, bark, wood chips and slats.

1998
1998

12 hectar Premises

The entire company premises has grown to approx. 12 hectare and the first drying chambers and a timber planer were added.

The products also continued to expand. In 1998 they were as follows: squared timber, bark, wood chips, sideboards, economy formwork, rough tongues, slats.

2001
2001

Our first Hundegger

A major new advance was the purchase of the first Hundegger P10 carpentry machine. This has a capacity of approx. 400,000 linear meters of CNC joinery!

2006
2006

Holz Ruser GmbH & Co KG

A further enlargement was scheduled for 2006. This is where the KVH plant was built. In addition, the company Holz Ruser sawmill was transformed into Holz Ruser GmbH & Co KG with the managing directors Henning and Claus Ruser!

2021
2021

full automatic plane

Our plane from Rex is a real jack of all trades!

• Sections from 18/60 to 120/300,
with chamfer, round edge or without.
• Production lengths are from 2500 mm to 6000 mm
– Cut to mm accuracy on request.
• Double lengths will be bundled and cut to exact length

….. and all in one work cycle.

2022
2022

Celebrating 50 Years!

5 decades after the first hole was drilled in the earth at Bornhöved, there is a highly modern sawmill where once was just a meadow, with around 130 employees – some of whom have been with us for more than 30 years. We are happy about that and also a little proud, and we really want to tackle the coming decades with these people. Thank you for your commitment and your loyalty.

NUT SUCHT FEDER!

Become a member of the Holz Ruser family!

We are nice people and we are looking for nice people to work with us.
Holz Ruser understood itself as a big family, and we all would be delighted to welcome you as our newest family member.

No matter whether as an apprentice or trainee or as completely skilled employee - Holz Ruser offers a rock-solid Job at one of the most innovative sawmills in Europe.

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50 Years

The Holz Ruser Story so far.

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