With a legacy that traces back to 1927 as a sawmill in Winterberg (North Rhine-Westphalia), the Ante Group has blossomed into one of the largest owner-managed family companies in the European timber industry through sustainable and long-term growth.
When we say “we,” we encompass a workforce of over 1200 skilled individuals across Germany (Allendorf (Eder)-Somplar, Winterberg-Züschen, Rottleberode, and Friedenweiler-Rötenbach) and Poland (Kozuchów). Our dedicated team drives our constant investment programs across all six locations, laying the foundation for processing softwood into cutting-edge wood products that reach customers worldwide. With the wisdom of four generations, we stand as your expert partner in all things related to the extraordinary natural product – wood.
Sawn Timber – A World of Possibilities
At ante, sawn timber is the cornerstone product expertly crafted from round timber during the processing in our sawmills. Whether fresh, dried, planed, or as KVH raw material or BSH lamella, we pride ourselves in creating the perfect product from each log, tailored to your unique needs.
A Fully Integrated Wood Industry Company
As a fully integrated wood industry company, ante boasts state-of-the-art technology and versatile processing options. This enables us to not only offer standard goods but also fulfill customized commissions with precision. Our dedication to meeting contemporary demands is reflected in our numerous internationally recognized certificates, such as PEFC, DIN, and CE, ensuring that ante products surpass market expectations.
KVH® – The Indispensable Material for Modern Timber Construction
Within the ante Group, we manufacture state-of-the-art KVH® (solid structural timber) from spruce, pine, and Douglas fir. Renowned for its defined quality and dimensional stability, KVH® has become the cornerstone material for modern timber construction. It finds its applications across various modern timber construction projects, and with our data radio-supported production and storage concept, we ensure the swift realization of picked goods.
BSH – Glued Laminated Timber for Unmatched Excellence
As part of our product portfolio for over two decades, ante BSH (glued laminated timber) is an industrially processed product, featuring at least three spruce board lamellas expertly glued together parallel to the fibres. BSH stands out with its remarkable dimensional stability, low crack formation, increased load-bearing capacity compared to conventional timber, and high fire safety. Available in dimensions from 6 x 12 cm to 24 x 60 cm and individual lengths of up to 18 m, ante BSH is synonymous with precision, environmental-friendliness, and unwavering value.
Discovering New Horizons in Industrial Timber Construction
In 2019, the ante Group unveiled its latest achievement – a new CLT cross-laminated timber plant, marking a new chapter in the realm of industrial timber construction. With this ground-breaking addition, we proudly offer our customers complete, ready-to-install shell kits, encompassing walls, ceilings, and roofs.
Excellence in Precision Carpentry
Our two ante joinery premises in Bromskirchen-Somplar and Rottleberode harness the latest-generation K2 and Speedcut systems from Hundegger, operated by three generations of sawmillers and carpenters. Our CNC carpentry machines can craft wood with cross-sections of 20×45 cm and lengths of up to 15 m. Whether standard carpenter connections or intricate decorative posts, we ensure the highest efficiency, meeting your most demanding requirements.