PEFC Project first for Austrian CLT plant

15 December 2022

Austria based timber products manufacturer Mayr-Melnhof Holz’s (MMH) new cross-laminated timber plant (CLT) has secured the world's first PEFC project certification for an industrial building of its size.

The new CLT plant, currently under construction, includes a high-performance re-sorting and planing plant as well as a fully automated high-bay warehouse for the storage of sawn timber.

All MMH sites and wood construction products are already PEFC-multisite certified (CoC - Chain of custody) and therefore the company said it was obvious to also apply for the corresponding certification for the new production halls at the Leoben site.

The company said the building acts as a showpiece for sustainable, ecological industrial hall construction worldwide. 

The project scope for the certification of the new plant includes the load-bearing timber construction (wall, roof and ceiling construction), the facade construction (excluding windows and doors), as well as the flat roof construction (including attic construction). 

In total, more than 11,500m3 of PEFC-certified timber elements are installed, produced at Group locations. 

“We regard sustainable management as our corporate responsibility at all levels,” said CEO Richard Stralz.

“We regard sustainable management as our corporate responsibility at all levels. By carrying out the building project as a timber construction, we are making an important contribution to climate protection – and hope for numerous imitations.”

Mayr-Melnhof Holz’s new CLT plant has achieved PEFC Project certification