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Wood and craftsmanship as the foundation

When Franz Paul Hamberger founded a small sawmill at Ziegelberg near Rosenheim in 1866, this was the foundation for the industrial production of matchsticks and clay bricks.

The subsequent milestones in the history of the company all involved the innovative processing of wood. A thriving business developed in 1912 with the production of WC seats. A Hamberger innovation revolutionised the parquet market in 1950 with multi-layer parquet. Sports flooring was added in 1958 on which elite athletes today battle to win medals in countless world-renowned competition venues around the globe.