Tannenwald Holz von oben
Holzcluster Steiermark

Growth through innovation

Develop smart products with highly qualified employees and place those products on international markets. For the Austrian region Styria!


Our raw material is full of surprising possibilities. Together we turn ideas into success.


Further training promotes the ability to stay competitive and motivated. We set well-aimed qualification highlights.


The timber industry is one of Austria’s most stable foreign trade factors. We ensure that it stays this way.


Styria is one of the most research-intensive regions in Europe. This has enabled us to establish ourselves as an outstanding business location. In the companies of the timber industry, 200 researchers and developers ensure growth through innovation. This puts Styria well ahead of the other federal states in a comparison of Austria’s strengths.
As an innovation driver and interface between industry and R&D institutions, we bring the brightest minds to the table. Together we prepare the ground for your idea!


Demographic, technological and economic changes provide some major challenges for Austrian companies. In order to remain able to compete in the long term, companies need to invest in further training. The Styrian Business Development Corporation’s survey of qualification needs shows that 85% of companies from the domestic timber industry already invest in further training. A good sign!

We know the industry, listen to you and offer future-oriented qualification packages. Thanks to new skills, we can succeed together!


The value chain “forestry, wood and paper” has an export volume of 8.7 billion euros and strengthens Austria’s foreign trade balance with a surplus of 3.42 billion euros. This puts our economic sector on a par with the export hit tourism. An achievement to be proud of!

Based on our many years of experience, we carry out export marketing and offer measures for internationalisation at various levels. Side by side we will conquer new markets together!



Professionals prefer to work with other professionals. That’s why we have built up a broad network. From wood industry experts for wood industry experts and those who want to become one.

Whether regional, national or global, within the industry or beyond: we guarantee to bring the right people to your table.

Event management

Whether within the industry, across all fields, in Styria or far beyond – our specialist events hit the nerve of the timber industry.

With experience and a great deal of passion, we organise unforgettable industry events.

Software Solutions

We offer the optimal EDP system to match your company structure.

From WoodWork and Woodlogistic to tailor-made systems and apps for an interconnected forest – our technical support solves your problem.

Public Relations

We want people to talk about your company! We tell the success stories of our hidden champions with great sensitivity and understanding of the industry.

Through target-oriented communication, we work together to ensure that your messages will be heard.

Further Education

Faster, higher, better – wood has long since established itself as a high-performance material. Due to this development, our strength field needs more qualified specialists.

We create awareness for new technologies and set targeted training accents for the forestry and timber industry.


As an effective interface between R&D, politics and companies, we represent the interests of the timber industry through lobbying and awareness building.

We campaign on your behalf when it comes to successfully addressing your interests.

Innovation Support

In the beginning there is the idea. But what happens next?

We organise lateral thinking sessions and workshops, evaluate the market potential of your project, support you in applying for funding and connect you with the right people.

Market Analyses

“First Things first!” Just like everywhere else, the same also applies to internationalisation: Your successful expansion begins with a comprehensive analysis of your target market.

With a focus on South Eastern Europe, we support you from sector analysis to the research of legal conditions.

Project Development

We are experienced in the development, submission and execution of international projects.

Whether regional, national or Europe-wide funding programmes – with us, you will stay on top of things. This makes us the best partner for the implementation of your project plans.