X TIMBER, with its two production sites and an annual processing capacity of over 90.000 cubic metres, is not only one of the biggest softwood sawmills in Italy, but also one of the most recognized and efficient manufacturer of technical wood components in Central Europe.

On a manufacturing area of over 75.000m², wood is processed to technologically advanced components for different industrial sectors. This way, different components for close to 40.000 doors are manufactured per week. Additionally, up to 500.000 linear metres of blanks for skirtings are manufactured and construction material for more than 200 utility vehicles and more than 10 truckloads of glued boards for different applications of interior constructions are manufactured.

In our technologically advanced manufacturing process, we have automated most processes completely. This ensures highest precision and maximum efficiency. Because of professional quality management and latest technology, the origin of the individual products can be traced up to the log and therefore also to its place of origin.

Numbers, Data, Facts

X TIMBER at a Glance

  • Headquartes: Deutschnofen / Eggen, Stenk 2
  • Employees: >75
  • Annual Production: >90.000 cm
  • Revenue: >25 million Euro
  • Export Rate: >70%


Ethics  ETHIKKODEX_rev01

Management Policy  F1541 Managementpolitik


This is what we stand for, since 70 years.

We convince our customers since 70 years to be one of the most efficient and reliable manufacturer of qualitatively high-grade wood components.

Local, sustainable and efficient.


Vision and Innovation Spirit

X TIMBER (former Holz Pichler) was decisively influenced by the vision and innovation spirit of the multifaceted entrepreneur Erich Pichler. With caution and vision he laid the foundation for a prospering sawmill and wood processing business.

  • 1946 – Hans Pichler establishes the sawmill with 12 employees and a cutting capacity of around 6.000cm per annum.
  • 1965 – Son Erich Pichler enters the paternal business. After 1 to 2 years, he assumes the management.
  • 1966 – Complete destruction of the sawmill by a flood desaster
  • 1967 – Reconstruction by the employees and gradual modernization of the company
  • 1987 – Installation of the first manual finger jointing line
  • 1992 – Commissioning of the gluing plant and manufacturing of the first sandwich products (wood/MDF)
  • 1996 – Erich Pichler, together with Microtec, develops the first X-ray scanner for wood
  • 2004 – New construction of the administration building
  • 2007 – Formation of the new company site plant 2 „Holteg
  • 2009 – Commissioning of the first fully automatic cutting robot
  • 2012 – export rate of 15% and revenue of around 12m. Euro
  • 2013 – Sudden death of company director Erich Pichler
  • 2013 – Michael Gilli (nephew of Erich Pichler) continues the business
  • 2014 – full automation of finger jointing lines
  • 2015 – transition to a fully paperless manufature/li>
  • 2016 – new construction of 4 additional high performance drying plants, the drying capacity now stands at 13 chambers with a capacity of over 1.500m³ per cycle
  • 2019 – Installation of two additional high performance finger jointing lines / Construction of a new log yard with Microtec CT Log Scanner.
  • 2022 –export rate of over 70%, revenue of around 28m. Euro
  • 2023 – The company name is changed from Holz Pichler to X TIMBER. The new company name stands for the spirit of innovation and for the mission to “upgrade” high-quality wood components with even more efficient or sustainable products. With an export quota of around 75%, the name should also be easily pronounceable and understandable in all languages.




Many Hands – one joint Goal

The passion for wood and the great commitment of our 70 employees do not only create a special work atmosphere, but also special products of highest quality. Their drive and ability ensure each and every day, that we can be successful together long-term.

Become part of our team!

We are growing and always looking for motivated employees, that can share our passion.

Working with us means:

  • above average remuneration
  • versatile development opportunities
  • flexible working hours
  • high-quality lunch at our canteen
  • company sport

We look forward receiving your unsolicited application!

Apply now!

Current Vacancies

We are looking for you!

Contact Person

We are here for you

With pleasure we personally advise you to your individual issues.

We look forward, getting to know you!

Vanessa Ranigler

Logistics & Frontoffice

T +39 0471 610121

Rita Pichler

Head of sales

T +39 0471 610121

Philipp Forer

Forest Management

M +39 349 0844597

Anna Kafmann

Accounting Forest Management

T +39 0471 610121

Renate Ranigler


T +39 0471 610121

Monika Delvai Hilber


T +39 0471 610121

Albert Weissensteiner

Production Management

T + 39 0471 610121

Arthur Pichler

Sawmill Manager

T + 39 0471 610121

Patrick Hofer

Production Planning Manager

T + 39 0471 610121

Maria Hellwig

Human Resources

T +39 0471610121

Paolo Bertoni

Innovation Manager

T +39 0471 610121

Rafaela Pittschieler

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

T +39 0471 610121

Hartmann Zelger

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Rafaela Pittschieler

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

T +39 0471 610121

Hartmann Zelger

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Raw Material Supplier

Unique wood from the alpin forests of South Tyrol

The trusting relationship to our suppliers, with whom we work closely together, ensures highest supply safety.

Around 50% of all area of South Tyrol is covered with forests – 300 million trees, that grow in best climatic conditions. In our production, we exclusively use fine-grained mountain timber from local forests.  The wood, known for its quality, is delivered worldwide from the Eggental.

On three sites in the South Tyrolean Eggental, we process around 75.000 cubic metres wood per annum. With 70 years of expertise in our sector and as one of the biggest softwood sawmills in Italy, we would be pleased to also welcome you as our raw material supplier.

We offer you:

  • fast & uncomplicated settlement
  • calibrated tree trunk measurement without bark
  • acceptance year-round, also small amounts
  • accurate classification
  • all softwood types
  • timely payment
  • no decution for strong logs
  • measurement without bark, no deduction for bark

Arrival & Contact

By Car

From the city centre of Bolzano, you need approximately 20 minutes to the facilities of Holz Pichler.

Download Roadmap (80kb)

» Traffic Report
» Brenner Motorway
» Route Planner

By Train

If you arrive by train, go until station Bolzano. From there, you best take a taxi to the Holz Pichler facilities. The travel time is around 20 minutes.

» German Railway
» Austrian Railway
» Suisse Railway
» Italian Railway

Holz Pichler AG

I-39050 Deutschnofen – Eggen – Stenk 2
Eggental (Bozen) – Italien
Tel. +39 0471 610121 – Fax +39 0471 610222

Image Video

This is us!