The best stories are those that tell you of a great passion. This one starts with the enthusiasm of the company founder, Eugen Decker, for the valuable raw material that is wood. He and his father ran a sawmill in Morbach for 30 years. 1962 saw the relocation and the construction of the present Works 1. In 1983, at the age of 50, Eugen Decker decided to go his own way, and established the present limited partnership (KG). His first investment was in a new profile chipping facility.
In the years that followed, from 1996 onwards, he built up the company with his daughters Brigitte, Annette and Christiane and his son-in-law Wolfgang Wilbert, from a producer of sawn timber into a manufacturer of glued laminated wood. The customer base, products, cutting process and organisation were completely expanded and restructured. Today the main goods are further processed in our own works and 40 % of the output needed for glued laminated timber and cross laminated timber production is purchased be other sawmills. The company's growth is based on innovation and vision, and it is now one of the leading producers of glued laminated timber, with an international presence.
Raw materials management
Our raw materials management
- Wood is a renewable raw material
- We only use coniferous wood from sustainable forest management and we are PEFC-certified.
- Wood stores CO2. This means that CO2, for example by using cross laminated timber in the construction industry, is permanently stored, thus counteracting the greenhouse effect.
- Compared to other construction materials (like concrete, steel or aluminium), timber has a lower primary energy need. Wood has a positive energy balance.
- Cross laminated timber is ecologically recyclable. At the end of its useful life, ED BSP can be reused as material or thermally recovered. When thermally recovered, reconverted cross laminated timber elements only release the CO2 into the atmosphere that was stored in the wood while the trees were growing. It is also conceivable to reuse the material as dry wood chips for further processing to make wood-based materials.