Facts & Figures
- Global leader for innovative concepts in the wood-processing industry
- Family business founded in 1952, with head office in Friesach (Austria)
- Managed by third-generation family members, Timo Springer and Gero Springer
- Over 700 employees
- Sites in Austria, Italy, Canada, Sweden and Finland
- Partner Companies: MiCROTEC, SPRINGER-MiCROTEC Inc., WoodEye, FinScan, SPRINGER Kommunaltechnik
- Turnover of approx. 150 million euro
Springer has stood for continuity, innovation and reliability since the company was set up in 1952.
SPRINGER- Group acquires a majority stake in Finnish technology company FinScan
Purchase of the company WoodEye
2013 SME Niche World Champion
awarded “SME Niche World Champion” by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce,
Opening of offices in Lathi (Finland)
2012 Change of Management
Timo Springer and Gero Springer take over management of the company. Hansjörg Springer becomes chairman of the supervisory board.
GOST-R certification – the mandatory Russian GOST-R certification is comparable with the CE mark or other international standards and represents a major quality mark in the Russian Federation.
Opening of offices in Moscow,
Awarded “Kärntner Family Business of the Year” by Wirtschaftsblatt, the Austrian daily newspaper
2002 50 years of Springer
50th anniversary of the company
refurbishment and extension of the office building and expansion of production at the company’s main site in Friesach (Austria),
SPRINGER Maschinenfabrik AG certification according to EN ISO 9001:2000 and SCC** – SCC** (Safety Checklist Contractors). This is a proven safety management system for health and safety and environmental protection, the aim of which is to ensure compliance with rigorous quality standards but also a high level of occupational safety within the company and on the customer’s premises.
certification of Springer Kommunaltechnik to EN ISO 9001:2000
1998 production facility in Lainach im Mölltal (Austria)
launch of a second production facility in Lainach im Mölltal (Austria) and Springer Kommunaltechnik
strategic shareholding in MiCROTEC s.r.l. in Bressanone (Italy)
awarded the “Austrian national coat of arms”
1966 Hansjörg Springer
Hansjörg Springer joins the company
1960 Premises in Friesach
move to current premises in Friesach (Austria)
1952 Foundation of the company
Hans Springer establishes the company with five employees on the premises of the former Dominican Monastery in Friesach (Austria), and starts manufacturing machines for sawmills.