Herbstlandschaft Holz von oben

Holzcluster Steiermark

Acting as an innovation driver, networker and market opener, we make sure that Austria’s green heart keeps pace with current trends!

Is your company unique? That's great as we are too!

Team spirit, a ‘good nose’ for projects and a professional approach: that was the recent verdict of our 155 partner companies. They seen us as a champion of timber. A good feeling when your own image and other people’s match up!

We use brainpower, flair and passion to come up with clever ideas, forge strong alliances and open up unimagined prospects. This package is rounded off with expertise and a hands-on approach!


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Holzcluster Steiermark

Our vision

We are guiding the timber industry into the future.

We’re focusing on innovation here. On opportunities, development and new perspectives.

We’re growing business. In Styria and beyond!

Our mission

With you we’re making sure we stand out.

Our partner companies are better networked, better informed, better qualified and quicker to reach the market. And not just tomorrow, but right now!

We know the timber sector. This makes us the people to contact when it’s a question of developing innovative products and services throughout the timber industry.

Our philosophy

Wood is our passion, and we apply ourselves with heart and soul for our network partners.

Innovation based on tradition, keeping our word, an understanding of sustainable solutions and loyalty: values we share with the timber industry.

We have the courage to strike out on new paths, characterised by pioneering services and further development. Here we do what we say and keep what we promise!

Holzcluster team

DI Christian Tippelreither MBA
T: +43 316 587850 214
M: +43 664 833 06 88
Michaela Knoll
Executive Assistant, Office Organization & Cross Cluster
T: +43 316 587850 213
DI Roland Oberwimmer
Innovation and Research Cooperation
T: +43 316 587850 211
M: +43 664 963 25 40
DI Masa Jasarevic
Internationalisation and Cooperation
T: +43 316 587850 220
M: +43 664 1645962
DI Robert Pirker
Innovation and Qualification
T: +43 316 587850 215
M: +43 664 167 40 45
Miliana Lassl-Savic
Accounts and Controlling
T: +43 316 587850 216
M: +43 664 206 97 43
DI Peter Wolf
IT Products & Project management
T: +43 316 587850 217
M: + 43 664 963 25 36
Daniela Schmid, MA
PR, Communication & Events
T: +43 316 587850 212
M: +43 664 164 63 12
Julia Katholnig, BA
Project assistant
T: +43 316 587850 111
Jaqueline Prettenthaler
Accounting assistant
T: +43 316 587850 218
Elena Klitzsch-Klausbauer, MA
Parental Leave
Mag. Visnja Koscak
Parental Leave
Ing. Christine Tesch
Parental Leave
Holzcluster hierarchy

The Holzcluster Steiermark is supported by two shareholders who determine the strategic direction of cluster work. 74% of the shares are held by proHolz Steiermark, 26% are owned by the Steirischen Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft (SFG). In addition the Holzcluster Steiermark hold 9.81% of the shares in holz.bau forschungs gmbh.

More than 150 organizations are partners in Holzcluster Steiermark. The current cluster partner companies can be found here.

Association of the Styrian timber and forestry industry
proHolz Steiermark


Reininghausstraße 13a, 8020 Graz
T: +43 316 58 78 50-0
E: office@proholz-stmk.at


proholz Steiermark is giving wood a voice.

The primary goal of proHolz Steiermark is to increase the use of wood nationally and internationally in a sustainable way through specific projects and information, to communicate the advantages of wood as a construction material to the outside world, to use wood consciously and thereby increase the country’s net value added.

The activities of proHolz Steiermark serve to meaningfully increase the timber sales and thus the development of the entire wood industry.


Steirische Wirtschafts- förderungsgesellschaft


Nikolaiplatz 2, 8010 Graz
T: +43 316 70 93-0
E: office@sfg.at


New thinking. New funding.

We accelerate the success of Styrian companies: through funding and financing campaigns as well as innovation and technology consulting. The SFG – Economic Development Corporation works for entrepreneurs quickly, simply and unbureaucratically, so that you can move forward fast.

We also support you in regards to new economic strategies, innovations and investment projects.



Our subsidiary

holz.bau forschungs gmbh


Inffeldgasse 24, 8010 Graz
T: +43 316 873 4601
E: gerhard.schickhofer@tugraz.at


The holz.bau forschungs gmbH is the link between university research and teaching and an impulse-giving, implementation-oriented timber industry.

The company is installed at the University of Applied Sciences Graz, sees its main task, among other things, in the creation, preparation and targeted transfer of knowledge. The aim is to implement the built-up know-how in timber companies in the best possible way.


Shareholder’s meeting


Paul Lang
proHolz Steiermark

Mag. Christoph Ludwig
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

Franz Mayr-Melnhof
proHolz Steiermark

Carl Prinz von Croy
proHolz Steiermark

Board of Directors


DI Richard Stralz
proHolz Steiermark

1st Deputy Chairman:
Ing. Gerd Holzschlag
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

2nd Deputy Chairman:
Paul Lang
proHolz Steiermark

Dr. Manfred Gaulhofer
proHolz Steiermark

Elisabeth Hutter
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

LKR Martin Kaltenegger
proHolz Steiermark

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Karner MA
proHolz Steiermark

Martina Kaufmann, MMSc B.A.
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

KR Johann Lampl
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft

Dr. Ulrich Müller
proHolz Steiermark

Mag. Manfred Steinwiedder
proHolz Steiermark

Mag. Doris Stiksl, MSc
proHolz Steiermark


Current projects

New applications
WoodC.A.R. Computer Aided Research
We bring wood into the car
Internationalisation and EU Projects
Software for the small sawmill
Spitzenleistung Holz II enabling innovation
The path to the peak of innovation