History

From a small sawmill to global player

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Quality products. Made in Salzburg.

From 1897 to the present. Take a look at the history of Kaindl and find out more about major milestones and product innovations.

1897 - Establishment Lungötz

Originally founded as a saw mill that very quickly developed into a recognized leader in wood processing.

1959 - Establishment Salzburg

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

1982 - Restructuring

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

1989 - Big blaze

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.

1989 - Laminate flooring

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

1999 - 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.

2000 - Comissioning The Logistics Center Salzburg

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.

2007 - Opening of the Kaindl Floor House

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

2008 - Comissioning the Floor Factory

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

2014 - Installation of a digital printing system at the plant in Lungötz

2015 - Acquistion an Expansion of the Container Terminal in Enns

2016 - Introduction of the driverless transport system (DTS) at the plant in Lungötz.