Why do we exist? How do we work? Who are our members? What do we do? Why is it worth it? We’re a network of highly successful wholesale timber companies. We consider trusteeship, transparency and cost-effectiveness as the essence, the focal point, of our work. But belonging to the HOLZRING is also special at a personal level.
If HOLZRING didn’t exist, it would have to be invented. Because the co-operation combines free enterprise with the power of community. Special supplier agreements, a smart remuneration system, and specific services all increase member competitiveness; in other words, successful businesses become even more successful. That’s the original HOLZRING motto, which has been actively embodied and continuously developed since 1971.
The network enables HOLZRING members to interact in trust, away from competitive situations. Strong, equal partners encourage open discussions. And together, they find innovative approaches to appropriately tackle challenges – such as new products and services, new digitised processes, and new value-added functions. The HOLZRING team supports this exchange with its high level of expertise and great commitment.
In safe hands. We work in accordance with the principle of trusteeship; in other words, to constantly benefit HOLZRING members. They receive full remuneration, and enjoy the full, direct effect of agreed conditions and incentives. Our members and suppliers know this.
Accountability through openness. We work transparently, i.e. openly and traceably. We see our members and suppliers as the target group for our services.
Optimum use of resources. We work efficiently with an extremely streamlined organisational structure, and try to enable the variability of as many costs as possible. All processes are constantly being tested, and therefore continuously scrutinised and optimised. Our cost-effectiveness is unique in the timber industry.
HOLZRING defines exceptional quality as its top rule of thumb for all processes and services. Based on this high standard, actions and processes are incorporated into an innovative quality management system, and certified under DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. In order to maintain all services at a high level or constantly optimise them, the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) is not only the accepted basis for all activities; it’s a conviction and attitude.
Based on its classic purchase co-operation, HOLZRING has established itself as a sought-after network manager for successful timber wholesale companies. This network combines experience with innovation.
The members’ competitiveness is supported by an exclusive range of services and a vast network of suppliers. HOLZRING optimises added value, processes and communication, and helps ensure both dealers and suppliers benefit from this.
HOLZRING members, HOLZRING suppliers and the HOLZRING team trust each other – this is another characteristic feature of the network. The famous common thread, shared DNA or connecting element is TIMBER (In German: “HOLZ”) – natural, sustainable and individual. Just like the people who work and trade with it. Just like the co-operative network that supports them.
Enjoy streamlined processes and efficient cost management between market partners.
Enjoy shared strengths and attractive incentive models.
Enjoy unique know-how which has been built on together over decades.
Enjoy the innovative spirit of successful entrepreneurs and a competent team of experts.
Enjoy services which save time and money, and which help your own business success.