History

History Yesterday meets today.

For more than 100 years Kaindl has continued to demonstrate just how innovative a company with a rich history can be. What began as a small sawmill in Lungötz in 1897 is now taking the world by storm from Salzburg with a never-ending supply of new ideas and products. 
 
Read about our history to learn what has happened between 1897 and today.

Establishment Lungötz

Establishment Lungötz

1897

Originally founded as a saw mill that very quickly developed into a recognised specialist in wood processing.

Establishment Salzburg

Establishment Salzburg

1959

In 1962 Kaindl began producing chipboards – and was amongst the first to do so.

Restructuring

Restructuring

1982

Complete restructuring in Lungötz. Becoming a new plant for continuous pressed laminate and worktops.

Big blaze

Big blaze

1989

In 1989 a disastrous major fire almost completely destroyed the Salzburg production works. At a cost totalling some 150 million Euro the Kaindl establishment in Salzburg was rebuilt and modernised.

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring

1989

Laminate flooring production comes on stream. Within 10 years Kaindl joins the ranks of the world market leaders.

MDF production plant

MDF production plant

In 1999 an MDF plant representing a total investment of 88 million Euro is built within the short space of 6 months on the company-owned land in Salzburg.

Comissioning The Logistics Center Salzburg

Comissioning The Logistics Center Salzburg

2000

The Kaindl Megastore – located immediately next door to the Salzburg production works and providing 40.000 m² of storage space – ensures the smooth-running distribution of the entire stock programme.

Opening of the Kaindl Floor House

Opening of the Kaindl Floor House

2007

Store. Showroom. Competence Center. Offers a completely new dimension of customer communication on 1.200 m².

Comissioning the Floor Factory

Comissioning the Floor Factory

2008

Hightech-factory and think tank. Kaindl wood floors and laminate tiles are designed and produced here.

Introduction Natual Touch products

Introduction Natual Touch products

2010

The world's first producer of synchronous decors on melamine faced boards.

Natural Touch²

Natural Touch²

2013

As first manufacturer worldwide Kaindl was able to get synchronous decors on both sides of a melamine faced board.

Development of the 3in1 – the world innovation
for laminate flooring

Development of the 3in1 – the world innovation for laminate flooring

2015

Kaindl 3in1 is the unprecedented combination of three widths in one plank format, each in different color combinations.