The third beech sawmill of Pollmeier is located in the harbour district of Aschaffenburg and was opened in 2007.
The third and most recently built Pollmeier beech sawmill in the port of Aschaffenburg started operation in January 2007. The port on the Main river is an ideal production site.
On one hand regarding the supply with raw material: Aschaffenburg borders the Spessart-forest with its rich beech stocks. Logs are trucked in from within a radius as small as possible, of max. 150 km. It is also possible to use river boats via the Rhine-Main-Danube waterway or the direct freight train terminal of the factory. On the other hand, trucked in from within a radius as small as possible, of max. 150 km. It is also possible to use river boats via the Rhine-Main-Danube waterway or the direct freight train terminal of the factory.
On the other hand, containers loaded with sawn beech timber can be shipped by boat to the sea ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Antwerp and shipping to Asia and the US is thus optimised. Building the sawmill in Aschaffenburg, only a few components could be bought off the shelf.
Using the past experiences from the beech sawmills in Creuzburg and Malchow, a lot of custom-made technical novelty solutions were to be realised, which have turned the factory into Europe's most modern hardwood sawmill and eventually lower production costs. Thus for ex., the general principle of forklifting was avoided in favour of a solution adapted from the wood panel industry. The beech lumber kilning stacks are moved by an automatic transport system between steaming chambers, kilns, sanding line and quality sorting.
Also the office building and visitor area do possess certain special features. They are located above the production hall, to be exact suspended from its roof. Glass walls permit the visitors to watch considerable parts of the sawn lumber production.