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.

2018 finscan

SPRINGER- Group acquires a majority stake in Finnish technology company FinScan



2016 Woodeye

Purchase of the company WoodEye

2014 SPRINGER MiCrotec north america

Foundation Springer Microtec Inc. in Vancouver, BC, Kanada



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.



2008 Progress

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



2001 Progress

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.

2000 Certification

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)



1983 Progress

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.