In an idyllic rural setting, at the Lauterbach location, Pfeifer Holz produces not only sawn timber of fir and pine, pressboard blocks, and wood pellets, it also operates an environmentally-friendly biomass combined heat and power plant directly on the plant facilities. With a fleet of four SENNEBOGEN type 735 M-HD timber handling machines, now also in two-shift operation in Lauterbach, up to 10mof round timber is moved per cycle.

The Lauterbach location, founded in 2009, belongs to the Pfeiffer Group, which was founded by Barbara Pfeiffer in 1948 in Imst/Austria. The firm started with a small saw, from this beginning the company developed into a group with 1,500 employees and eight locations in three countries. Pfeiffer Holz guarantees quality products, continuity, and security of supply for customers, now in more than 75 countries.


On of the most tradition-rich and competitive enterprises in the European timber industry, Pfeiffer Holz pursues the philosophy of innovation, but also the reliability and stability of a family-owned company with clear structures. These structures have also motivated the Lauterbach location to decide for an innovative and reliable product that can withstand the harsh day-to-day production. Thus, once again,

here the choice was made for the ‘Green Line’ from SENNEBOGEN, the Bavarian specialist for materials handling devices and wood moving machines. The company had already had good experience with the SENNEBOGEN machines in the Kundl and Unterbernbach plants.


Herbert Stöckl, responsible for the logistics and the purchasing of large machines, explains the idea behind the SENNEBOGEN timber logistics machines: “Each machine is equipped with a large trailer for round timber. Because we not only speak about innovation, but implement it in action, we decided for the trailer operation. This functions very effectively, with this equipment we save up to three additional trips. Instead of just one load in the grapple, now the machine handles three additional loads on the trailer and the machine only drives once for a total of four loads. The diesel savings are incredible and the work procedures can be designed significantly quieter due to shorter work paths.”

SCHLÜTER BAUMASCHINEN ADVISES CUSTOMERS AND ENSURES OPTIMAL SERVICE For the SENNEBOGEN machines, the key factors were not only the easy handling of the implements, but also the proximity to the responsible dealer, Schlüter Baumaschinen. With a broad service network and 22 plants in all of Germany, the family-owned company, which is headquartered in Erwitte, offers safety and service around the clock. The company, Bordt Baufahrzeuge in Stuttgart now has also been part of the Schlüter Group for one year.Trained service employees make every effort so that all customers can work even more effectively, more efficiently, and thus more cost-effectively.

For example, to more effectively establish the new acquisition, all operators at Pfeiffer were trained by the specialists from Schlüter Baumaschinen and Bordt Baufahrzeuge and instructed on the devices. Tricks and tips help personnel become more familiar with the device and to work more effectively.