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From a passion for wood.

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Environment & responsibility

Our passion for wood.We strive to treat wood, a natural and renewable material, with respect. As the link between the producers and the market, we do everything we can to preserve this valuable resource. That is why we give priority to producers that use timber from certified forests.
We try to keep transport routes as short as possible. We invest in the latest requirements of the truck fleets and use production waste to heat our premises. Whenever possible, we use timber in the construction of new buildings. During the construction of the new logistics centre in Niederbipp, the use of wood and timber products meant that we absorbed 1,266 tonnes of CO2 over several years, thus removing some of the burden on the atmosphere. The project was analysed and inspected by CO2-Bank Schweiz, and received its certificate at the inauguration ceremony on 28 April 2014. The buildings and warehouses in Leibstadt and Niederbipp hold an additional 911 tonnes of CO2.

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Quality

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Our company strives continuously to offer impeccable products with long-term customer benefits in a responsible manner. The fact that we work only with reliable business partners goes without saying.

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Sustainability

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Sustainability is not just an empty word. It is an issue that we take seriously and which accompanies our work as part of a comprehensive strategy. As an international, sustainable, family-run company, respect for the origin of our materials, compliance with statutory requirements and fixed internal processes are at the heart of our work. Our internal control system makes sure we achieve our long-term corporate goals.

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Certification

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The KURATLE GROUP is subject to multi-site certification according to FSC®, PEFC and HSH, and is a member of natureplus. Our customers therefore are guaranteed that products certified marked originate from responsibly managed forests and have been tested in all environmental, health and functional aspects.

Responsibility

The company believes in the importance of active cooperation with industry associations, universities, and other regional and international interest groups.

Umwelt Arena

We showcase our passion for wood at the biggest centre of expertise for sustainability: the Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach, Switzerland, a centre dedicated to the environment. In the nature and life zone, we show the sustainable and diverse use of wood in our lives.

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Academy

The KURATLE ACADEMY is the company’s group-wide training and continuing education platform and acts as a basis for staff development. The ACADEMY supports high quality growth and therefore plays a central role in the company’s development.

Employees

Behind every successful company lies a team of enthusiastic and loyal employees. That is why we encourage and support our employees in making sure they carry out their jobs safely, healthily and with the highest standard of expertise. We cultivate a communication culture shaped by directness and openness, and offer our employees working conditions and development paths to reflect the requirements of modern life.

Innovation

We always have our eye on the market in order to identify trends and adapt our portfolio to reflect current market requirements. Our in-house product developments and own brand lines support our unique position within the industry.

Sharing knowledge

Thanks to our information transfer and knowledge network over decades, we develop young people as experts in the timber industry, working with them to promote wood as a building material for the future. The WOOD Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, caters to a specialist audience from the areas of architecture, engineering, timber construction, cabinet making, planning and interior design, as well as schools, students, investors and the public. The organisers hope to inspire new ideas for working with wood to create sustainable, green and energy-efficient buildings.