German Douglas fir
Orginally imported from America, the wood species Douglas fir has been planted for hundreds of years in German forests. Find out all important information surrounding the tree, the sustainable forest management in Germany and why it is important for our floorboard production.
Find out more about our production of floorboards in our gallery. We are constantly doing quality control from the standing tree to the ready-made floorboards.
In 1984 Fabian von Saucken founds a horse logging company in the Black Forest, in Southern Germany. With Belgium cold blooded horses, the logs are pulled out of forest areas which are difficult to access and then sold to local sawmills. This company, later called HIRAM, expands into harvesting and trading with raw local lumber, with a constantly growing, widespread network of public and private forest owners in all of Germany.
Over the course of the next decade Hiram expands its reach into all of West Europe and founded its French subsidiary HFB. The access to locally sourced wood species, allows the company to put its focus more and more on high valued wood assortments, preferably the butt logs, or first 15 m of a tree. The potential of wood species such as Douglas fir, Oak, Fir and Ash for refinement and further processing is discovered.
In 2000 the family owned company moved to Oberkirch, close to the French and Swiss borders and started to supply flooring producers and sawmills with high quality timber. With high quality and locally grown timbers right at its doorstep, the potential of reproducing this valuable timber into different products was soon discovered and the brand HIRAM FLOORS was founded.
Whether in procurement, the production or in contact with costumers, HIRAM FLOORS is constantly trying to improve and evolve its core competencies. While the product’s quality is one of the most important aspects of the company vision, it is also the service and the everyday work of every single employee which adds to the success of the brand.
With growing expertise in sawn timber, the brand HIRAM FLOORS is finally created, under which our company produces and sells solid wooden flooring made of locally sourced timbers. High value timber, state- of – the- art machinery and craftsmanship combined create a all through sustainable solid wooden product that will last for decades and centuries to come.
The company’s striving for quality, innovation and regional connection is apparent in the logo of HIRAM FLOORS. The eagle in the middle represents part of the blazon of the owner family in first and second generation. The surrounding lines represent the modern aspect and innovative thinking of the team members as well as the sustainable use of our regionally sourced timber.