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About the company

The company has more than 70 years of tradition in the production and development of machines and equipment for the primary processing of wood. The company is a supplier of individual machines as well as complex automated sawing lines.

At the present time the joint stock company provides its customers with complex services in the field of delivery of machines and equipment for primary processing of the wooden matter. The services include advisory, consultancy, design and construction activities, a wide production range of complex technological sets, and subsequent maintenance of the delivered machines and equipment. The main production programme includes: manipulation storehouses for trunks and timber, saw lines with frame saws, band saws or with the aggregate technology, sorting stations for timber, equipment for removal and screeing of wood waste, delivery of the main machines (edging and ripping saws, under-the desk cross-cut saws etc.) and delivery of conveyer systems in various configurations according to the purpose of use.

The joint stock company has participated significantly in construction of most of the largest wood processing companies constructed in the Czech Republic. In addition to that, we have built a number of saw lines abroad, especially in the Slovak Republic, but also in Poland, Hungary, France, Switzerland and others.

Company history

The joint stock company Dřevostroj, a.s. is a company with a long tradition. Its history dates back to 1951 when a plant specialising in repairs of agricultural machines, which was a part of Bublík nationalised company in Čkyně, was incorporated into the state company called Šumavské Pily, which had its office in Písek. In 1955-1981 the plant had the status of an engineering and repairing plant and it was a part of Jihočeské Dřevařské Závody n.p. České Buddějovice.

A significant milestone in the history of the company was the year 1982 when Dřevostroj Čkyně, a national enterprise, was established. Later on it was transformed into a state company. Ownership rights were stabilised in 1997 when Lesní Společnost Ledeč nad Sázavou, a.s. became the majority shareholder.

The company specialised in general overhauls of steam engines and frame saws in its first years. At the beginning of the 1960s the company started shifting its activities from repairs of saw-mill lines to modernisation of timbering plants. At first individual machines were supplied and later on the company supplied engineering and technological lines including electric wiring, and later on also electronics. Up until the 1990s a significant part of the production programme included the production and repair of high-lift trucks.

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