Building the Company is the never-ending challenge.
In 2019 the company built the new production area in Dvorec. The new area is connected to the current production area and it is situated in the industrial area in Dvorec. There are the preparatory hall, the production hall, the boiler-room, three big drying kilns and also storages. From 9th to 11th December the final inspection before test run took place in the new area.
Our sawmill premises in Drahkov were also given a present as we were celebrating the 20th company anniversary. This was a new sawdust storage with the suction technology. This is the first time we decided to use prefabricated concrete units within the KLAUS Timber areas. The overall sawmill production output is expected to be increased up by 15% thanks to improved suction technology.
At the end of 2016 the company KLAUS Timber was granted AAA rating by Bisnode, which is the highest possible stating of financial stability. We were granted 3A, the award which was given only to 2 % of the companies in the Czech Republic, and which is understood as the guarantee and answer to all eventual doubts of the customers and bank institutions.
The year 2016 was the year of investments also in the Dvorec production premises. A new CAPE pallet production line was put into operation in the renovated production hall. This semi-automatic line is control from a touch panel, and can produce up to 200 pallets in one hour. A FANUC robot forms a part of this line, as well as in Kladrubce.
The new administrative building was finished in the second half of the year, whereas its construction was launched already in 2015. Over the time, this building premises were transformed significantly – from the former weighing machine, a house of our production manager to the offices of our logistics, sales and production departments.
A new production system ABRA was launched at the beginning of the year 2014. Its development and implementation have been carried out since 2012. This is an on-line system which is based on bar code reading, and significantly supports production management and optimisation.
At the end of 2008, the KLAUS Timber company rented a part of production area in Dvorec, not far from Nepomuk municipality, and is establishing here its storage premises and large drying kilns. The company production cycle is thanks to this step entirely closed, and includes the sawing, pallet nailing, pallet production line, own truck fleet and also drying kilns capacities.
As we wished to provide the banking sector with greater credibility, we established the joint-stock company KLAUS Timber a.s., into which were merged FA Klaus s. r. o. and Marcel Klaus as the entrepreneur, i.a. the company administrative management was therefore simplified.
At the end of 2004 the production area in Drahkov was purchased. It was already equipped with a vertical frame saw, a hall and concreted surfaces. In the first months of the year 2005 the work environment was improved, in May the sawmill was put into operation and the sawing was launched.
During the year 2004 was constructed the first administrative building. Slowly, but surely we have more office employees, and a specific employee structure is establishing. Kladrubce production area is started to be concreted, first storage area is built-up, and a new TOS rip saw is installed.
Marcel Klaus decides for final solution of never-ending problems with external carriers and decides to purchase the first company truck, which is very helping and supports the company representation, and means a cornerstone of the future company fleet.
After the half-a-year preparation comes finally the day „D“ – 28.6.1998. Marcel Klaus together with his three fellows launches the production premises in Kladrubce, and starts to produce pallet timber for the German market.