Best Wood SCHNEIDER®/Eberhardszell – New sawmill raises new standards

The medium-sized company best Wood SCHNEIDER GmbH with production site in southern Germany raises new standards with the new planned sawmill. At the new location in Meßkirch, Schneider intends to increase the automation significantly and is relying on a mix of German, Finnish and Swedish manufacturers for the machines. The company is planning to build a new production plant for about €80 million, which will increase the production of sawb timber to 200,000 m3 and of plank plywood to 100.000 m³ per year.

Schneider ordered the log yard mechanisation from Holtec. The concept does not provide an independent log yard. The logs are fed separately according to small and large diameters on two independent feeding conveyors. The line for small diameters is designed that small cutting sets are pre-sorted according to diameter ranges over several sorting decks and are transferred online to the sawline. The line for large diameters operates online without pre-sorting. In the infeed area a butt end reducer will be placed. Beginning of installation is planned for summer 2021 and commissioning is expected for the following winter.