Wood is becoming increasingly important as a sustainable building material. Renovation pressure and densification in urban areas, a shortage of skilled workers in the trades and resource issues mean both potential and challenge for the industry. EGGER is responding to this with its own organisational unit, the EGGER Building Products Division. It is led by Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Weihs.
In order to be best positioned for further growth in the core market of Europe and beyond, and develop sustainable solutions to pressing residential and commercial construction issues, the EGGER Group is bundling the production and marketing of building products in the new division. It comprises all activities of the oriented strand boards (OSB) plants in Wismar, Germany, and Radauti, Romania, as well as the sawmill in Brilon, Germany, and the worldwide marketing of the OSB and DHF product groups.
The EGGER Building Products Division is headed by Ulrich Weihs. He will be succeeded by Georg Lingemann, Chief Executive Officer of the sawmill in Brilon. Also on the management team of the new EGGER Building Products Division are Andrea Kempen (Finance/Administration), Jost Börger (Sales DACH), Jürgen Schaffer (Sales Eastern Europe & Scandinavia), Moritz Steinruck (Product Management) and Christian Moßhammer (Marketing). Together with the management of the OSB plants in Wismar and Radauti, and more than 460 employees working in the division, they will develop system solutions for building with wood, create further finishing options for building products and strengthen synergies between the sites.
Focus on serial construction and system solutions
“Building products made of wood and wood-based materials have a great future,” shares Weihs. “They are sustainable building materials that grow back in a climate-neutral way. Our aim is to develop innovative system solutions for wood construction that can be manufactured industrially and that spare the precious resource wood. The EGGER Building Products Division will contribute to making building with wood simple and efficient.”
With the organisation operational as of 1 May 2021, the EGGER Group now consists of six divisions, structured according to product categories and regions: EGGER Decorative Products West, Central, East and Americas, EGGER Flooring Products and EGGER Building Products.