A Family operation for generations

We are an Austrian company that manufactures biomass energy systems for the international market. With our work we bear an economic, environmental and social responsibility for present and future generations.

When Jakob Kohlbach founded his company in 1945 with the first self-made pincers he surely did not foresee the dynamics with which our family business would grow to international recognition. As early as 1954 our first product for generating energy from wood was created with Kohlbach's own combined wood drying and room heating system. Patents, prizes, awards and economic success followed.

Since 1959 systems were exported far and wide and so just in the last few years alone more than 1500 Kohlbach plants have been commissioned in 23 countries. This includes heat supply systems for rural schools in Scotland,  sawmills in Siberia, cogeneration plants for tourist destinations in the Dolomites and the timber industry in the Eifel District.

For decades Kohlbach has been a partner for renowned research centres both domestically and internationally and has constructed a range of widely respected EU demonstration plants for high technology. The knowledge and experience of the Kohlbach employees in the field of energy release from biomass are incomparable and are in international demand. We support the customer during the development of an economic and practical solution for their generation of power and heat from wood. Boiler technology, boiler engineering and planning, manufacturing and installation as well as regular service Kohlbach is your trusted source.

Today the Kohlbach group encompasses five companies in Austria as well as subsidiaries in Croatia, Germany and France. In addition, there are licensees in Switzerland and Scotland and multiple sales partners in a range of other countries.

Under the direction of Walter Kohlbach and Michael Schranz the next generationleads the family business into the future with ideas, people and energy.