The story of Tavapan
The almost 100-year history of Tavapan reflects the rapid development of the wood industry. From a traditional saw and mill plant near the source of the Birs an industrial factory has emerged.
From the very beginning, Tavapan has been a pioneering company in the area of wood materials. The company has successfully developed and has kept an increasing production depth. Today Tavapan’s production is almost exclusively order-related - yet the industrial aspect shave not been lost.
|2010||Private takeover. 100% independent, Swiss company.|
|1999||Takeover by Sonae (Portugal).|
|1988||Takeover by Glunz (Germany). New acoustic products, introduction of composite materials and frame extensions.|
|1975||Decline in demand, job losses, diversification of products to further processed board materials.|
|1972||Decreasing demand for products, increasing competition from abroad.|
|1960||New production hall with modern facilities for the production of chipboards.|
|1958||Fire in the production building.|
|1953||Inauguration of the production hall for the manufacturing of chipboards. The number of employees increases to a total of 200 jobs.|
|1935||Production start of the company "Fabrique de panneaux forts et bois croisé SA".|