The tradition of the SWISS KRONO GROUP goes back to the year 1966 when the Austrian entrepreneur Ernst Kaindl founded a company in Menzau, Switzerland. That’s how the companies history began, the company that has since then grown in strength and gained many valuable experiences. Thanks to regular investments following locations were established in different parts of Europe and around the world.
The owner’s and employees’ strong determination have given the company a top position in the wood- based material sector. The dynamic growth of SWISS KRONO GROUP allows for the acquisition of new markets. Today the company’s products are known in over 90 countries.
The combination of thoughtful investments and an experienced and ambitious team of employees guarantee the successful realisation of new ideas and dynamic growth in the future. The company employs 4500 people, whose engagement and professionalism create products and services of the highest quality.
Sustainable development and environmental protection have been playing a major role in the SWISS KRONO GROUP since its establishment.
We believe in the compatibility of environmental protection, ecologically valuable products for healthier living and high-quality growth of our enterprise. All companies of the SWISS KRONO GROUP consistently observe defined sustainability criteria for conserving natural resources.
The most important initiatives at our plants worldwide have included installingeco-filters and implementing ISO 14001 - compliant environmental management systems. We use state-of-the-art technologies to meet most of our energy needs from renewable sources while minimising the consumption of fossil fuels.
We attach great importance to the efficient and sustainable management of wood, which is a valuable natural resource. That is why we only use wood from reliable,FSC-certified sources and stress cascading use of it. All raw materials are used as efficiently as possible, followed by energy recovery and waste incineration only as a final measure.
Our corporate group’s long-term strategy also inclu- des additional investments to foster environmental protection and curb the use of natural resources.