Welz Eco Land
The family business Wertholz Timber Trading Company LLC is founded by Werner Welz, the owner of Welz Eco Land Holding LLC and his father, Werner Welz senior. Start of international trade in wood raw materials for the pulp, paper and sawmill industry.
In 1992, a strategic agreement was concluded with an Italian paper group to develop Eastern European markets for the supply of raw materials. Subsidiaries were founded in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The good cooperation with our customers in the Italian paper industry led to a further expansion step to Estonia in 1994. The wood is exported by ships via various storage yards.
In 1996 we started to buy the raw material wood directly from the cane in Romania and to cut and transport it with our own equipment.
The year 1997 was marked by an important milestone in the history of the company. From that year onwards, not only was wood purchased, but also land and land was acquired and the areas were sustainably managed. The first forest areas were purchased in Estonia and Slovakia, and with our forest holdings in Germany, the forests managed by us were expanded to over 3,500 hectares.
In 2001 we took the opportunity to purchase 300 ha of forestry land in the Eastern part of the German Ore Mountains.
Our 15 years of positive experience in Slovakia led us to the decision to expand our field of activity to include agriculture. For this purpose, we acquired the first farm in Eastern Slovakia with an area of 1,000 hectares.
After 10 successful years in agriculture, we have expanded our agricultural and forestry land with another farm in western Slovakia with 1,540 hectares of property and 1,200 hectares of leased land. At the same time we have converted our farms to organic farming.
In 2018 we expanded our agricultural and forestry operations in western Slovakia by an additional 980 hectares of leased land.
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The success of Welz Eco Land Holding LLC has many reasons. The most important of these is our team and our shared values: quality, sustainability and open and fair dealings with each other, with customers and suppliers.