Family business since1920
Healthy growth, constant development, continuity, long-term thinking and fairness have shaped the history of Tschopp Holzindustrie AG over three generations...
19201920 Josef Tschopp buys an existing sawmill in the village of Buttisholz. A two-man business with very simple equipment.
1944Roman Tschopp, the eldest son of Josef Tschopp, joins the company. Business activities are the sawmill, carpentry and the production of wooden crates.
1950Further sons of Josef Tschopp join the company. EFirst land is bought at the present site. Middle layers for the furniture industry are manufactured. Brand name Buttholz® Middle Layers referring to the village of Buttisholz.
1957Josef Tschopp retires from the Company.
1958As one of the first companies in Switzerland and Europe, the company starts the production of three-layer glued shuttering panels, 50 panels per day.
1966New production buildings are constructed. Increase in production to 150,000 m2 per year.
1973The company receives a large order to supply shuttering panels to Syria.. Increase in production to 200,000 m2 per year.
1981Franz Tschopp assumes sole responsibility for the company.
1982A surface coating plant is put into operation to improve the quality of the shuttering panels.
1986An office building and a glue tank facility are built.
1990Tschopp Holzindustrie AG is founded.
1994Daniel Tschopp joins the Company. Construction hall 5 with fully automatic trimming system, sorting plant, gluing systems. Increase in production to 250,000 m2 per year.
1996Ronald Tschopp joins the Company. New management team: Franz Tschopp, Ronald Tschopp and Daniel Tschopp Increase in production to 500,000 m2 shuttering panels per year.
1999New sawmill construction and heating plant. Cutting capacity 30,000 m3 per year, thermal capacity 3.5 MW. The sawmill in the village is shut down.
2001Conversion of the lumber yard from crane operation to forklift operation. Demolition of the old drying chambers, construction of new drying chambers with higher capacity.
2004Increase in production to 800,000 m2 shuttering panels per year.
2005Commissioning of the new pellet plant with a production of 6000 metric tons per year.
2006Increase in production to 1 million m2 shuttering panels and 15,000 metric tons of pellets per year.
2007Extension of the pellet plant, installation of a second pellet press. Total capacity new 50,000 metric tons / year.
2008Increase in production to 1.2 million m2 shuttering panels and 30,000 metric tons of pellets per year.
2010New construction of a raw material receiving hall with office building. Installation of a high-performance bagging facility in the pellet plant. Increase in production to 1.3 million m2 shuttering panels and 40,000 metric tons of pellets per year.
2011Renewed extension of the pellet plant, installation of a third pellet press. Total capacity new 90,000 metric tons of pellets per year.
2013Expansion of lumber drying in the panel plant.
2014New construction of a 60-metre high storage silo for pellets. New construction of a wood-fired power plant with a total output of 8.5 MW, fuel bark and waste wood of classes A1 and A2.
2015Construction of a drying plant for sawdust and wood shavings for the raw material extension of the pellet plant.
2016Commissioning of the green electricity production in the wood-fired power plant by means of an ORC turbine with an output of 10.5 GWh green electricity per year. Extension of the shuttering panel plant. Commissioning of a fully automatic patching plant for the shuttering panels. Increase in production to 1.4 million m2 of shuttering panels and 60,000 metric tons of pellets per year.
2017Expansion of lumber drying in the panel plant. Renewal of the finishing line for shuttering panels with edge sealing on long and end sides. New construction of a warehouse for 6500 metric tons of pellets in 15 kg bags.
2019Increase in production to 1.5 million m2 of shuttering panels and 108,000 metric tons of pellets per year.