HESS TIMBER

TIMBER LIMITLESS

As a project specialist in the field of timber engineering, HESS TIMBER offers a unique range of services for architects, planners, construction companies and project developers. HESS TIMBER, a member of the HASSLACHER group, based in Kleinheubach, Germany, has specialised in the development and execution of architecturally challenging projects and can refer to outstanding projects worldwide such as the Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the free-formed foyer of Bunjil Place in Casey, Australia, or the wooden sphere Steinberg am See, Germany, which, with a diameter of 50 metres, is the largest project of its kind in the world. HESS TIMBER sets new standards with over 140 years of experience and a constant drive for innovation as a sought-after company for special solutions in timber engineering. Worldwide. TIMBER LIMITLESS.

HISTORY

TRADITION. INNOVATION. PASSION FOR WOOD.

2018

Strategic Reorientation

In order to guarantee our customers and business partners the best possible service, the Kleinheubach site has been divided into two cooperating areas of expertise.


This was the reason for the establishment of HASSLACHER Holzbauteile GmbH & Co. KG under the management of Georg Dürregger and HESS TIMBER GmbH under the joint management of Rensteph Thompson and Markus Golinski for the project business (timber construction projects including engineering, project management and assembly).

The Companies

 

HASSLACHER Holzbauteile GmbH & Co. KG

The HASSLACHER Holzbauteile GmbH & Co. KG is a company of the HASSLACHER group and produces glued laminated timber, special glued laminated timber components as well as glued solid timber DUO/TRIO.

 

Contact

HASSLACHER Holzbauteile GmbH & Co. KG

+49 9371 4003 0
holzbauteile@hasslacher.com

 

HESS TIMBER GmbH

As a project specialist in the field of timber engineering, HESS TIMBER offers a unique range of services for architects, planners, construction companies and project developers. HESS TIMBER, a member of the HASSLACHER group, based in Kleinheubach, Germany, has specialised in the development and execution of architecturally challenging projects and can refer to outstanding projects worldwide such as the Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the free-formed foyer of Bunjil Place in Casey, Australia, or the wooden sphere Steinberg am See, Germany, which, with a diameter of 50 metres, is the largest project of its kind in the world. HESS TIMBER sets new standards with over 140 years of experience and a constant drive for innovation as a sought-after company for special solutions in timber engineering.

 

Contact

HESS TIMBER GmbH

+49 9371 4003 100
info@hess-timber.com

2017

HASSLACHER takes over 75% of the shares of HESS TIMBER

On the first of January 2017, Rensteph Thompson was appointed Managing Director, together with the proven management team.

Winner of the TTJ Timber Award 2017

On 29 September 2017, HESS TIMBER was awarded the Achievement in Engineered Timber Award for Project Lord's Cricket Ground - Warner Stand in London.

2015

Investments

In 2015, extensive expansion of the production facilities and an extension of the production halls took place.

Winner of the Structural Timber Award 2015

On 6 October 2015, HESS TIMBER received the Project of the Year Award for the Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds project in Birmingham.

2014

Two-time winner of the TTJ Timber Award 2014

In 2014 HESS TIMBER was awarded the Innovative Product Development Award and the Achievement in Engineered Timber Award for the development of GLT HYBRID in London.

GLT HYBRID

Using synergies is, put in other word, the combination of different things for their mutual benefit. This idea has been seized with the production of the glued laminated timber GLT HYBRID, a product representing the perfect synergy of two types of wood which have been combined to a premium and efficient product. Normally, the core cross section consists of a standardized and profitable type of wood, for instance of spruce. The outer beam layer is, however, built up from a higher-value wood type such as oak, chestnut or Western Red Cedar.

 

 

2013

Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton

An architectural jewel was created in Paris in 2013 based on designs by Frank Gehry. The museum was created on the initiative of Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVHM). The museum mostly shows art of the 20th century. The Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum is covered by 12 single roofs consisting of 222 single and double curved, glued laminated glulam beams made of European larch. The total volume of glued laminated timber is around 800 m³. The museum has eleven galleries (11,000 square meters), an auditorium with 400 seats and several terraces, and is architecturally modeled on a ship.

Museum Fondation Louis Vuitton

Second place TTJ Innovation Award

In 2013, HESS TIMBER achieved second place in the TTJ Innovation Award for the patented and officially approved system HESS LIMITLESS.

HESS LIMITLESS

Large span widths are no problem for glued laminated timber. However, the limits for very long glulam components are soon reached when it comes to overseas projects or narrow construction site access roads. For more than ten years now we have been realizing projects with our specifically developed, patented and approved all-in-one solution HESS LIMITLESS. Arbitrarily long glued laminated timber beams are specially pre-fabricated on our site and subdivided into short, convenient segments. The segmentation facilitates a flexible, safe and economical worldwide transport by trucks or in shipment containers. On the construction site, experienced assembly specialists subsequently glue the subsegments by using our patented HESS LIMITLESS joint system and prepare them for assembly.

 

 

2011

Schweighofer Prize 2011

In 2011, HESS TIMBER was awarded the Schweighofer Innovation Prize for the European Forestry and Wood Industries for the innovation and development of the system HESS LIMITLESS.

Timber construction outfitter of the year 2011

The editors of Holzkurier, a timber construction magazine, awarded HESS TIMBER the title of Wood Construction Outfitter of the Year 2011 for its innovative HESS LIMITLESS System.

2010

Investment of EUR 2.5 million and receiving of the National technical approval (abZ) Z-9.1-755 for HESS LIMITLESS

Arbitrarily long glued laminated timber beams are specially pre-fabricated on our site and subdivided into short, convenient segments. The segmentation facilitates a flexible, safe and economical worldwide transport by trucks or in shipment containers. On the construction site, experienced assembly specialists subsequently glue the subsegments by using our patented HESS LIMITLESS joint system and prepare them for assembly.

2009

6-axis CNC portal

Start of CNC production with a 6-axis CNC portal from MAKA.

2005

The cornerstone is laid for today's HESS TIMBER company

Takeover of the company Hess Holzleimbau Technologie and foundation of the new HESS-WOHNWERK GmbH & Co. KG by Mathias Hofmann.

Wohnwerk

 

2004
Major contract for timber construction, Peek & Cloppenburg in Cologne.

 

1991
Foundation of 3 plus Form GmbH. The GmbH concentrated on the CNC processing of furniture parts made of glued wood for the furniture industry.

 

1989
Acquisition of a plot of land in Kleinheubach opposite the company Hess Holzleimbau and construction of a new commercial hall with flat.

 

1988
Beginning with the production of timber columns.

 

1987
Company founded by Mathias Hofmann. Execution of contract work, production of glued wood panels as supplier of the company Hess Holzleimbau.

HESS HOLZLEIMBAU

 

1999
Transfer of the company to R. Mortusewicz. Merger of the companies Hess Miltenberg and Hess Hermsdorf/Thuringia. The production ceased in 2001.


1991
Acquisition of the glued timber building in Hermsdorf in Thuringia with investments of DM 18 million over the next 5 years. The total number of employees at both locations was 220.

 

1976
Transfer of the management from R. Hess to his daughter Helga Hess.


1972
Construction of a new and larger plant in Kleinheubach, where glued laminated timber beams up to a maximum length of 42 m could be produced.


1952
Production of the first glued laminated timber beams.


1931
R. Hess takes over the company.


1926
Relocation of the site to Miltenberg and construction of an additional sawmill.

 

1883
Son Anton Hess takes over the carpentry business in Bürgstadt after the death of his father Peter.

1876

Foundation of the company Hess

Company founded by Peter Hess as a carpenter's workshop in Bürgstadt, Germany.