Sustainable production and environmentally friendly energy generation
"For me, sustainability means a holistic balance between the core business issues of quality, economic success, as well as social, ethical and environmental responsibility."
owner of Karl Pedross AG and Business Unit Vicover
The concept of sustainability has been deeply rooted in the corporate DNA of Karl Pedross AG since its early years and active climate protection has always been an important part of our corporate philosophy. Every decision to improve production processes is based on both economic and environmental aspects.
Renewable raw materials and environmentally friendly processing
For over 60 years, we have been committed to the natural material wood and source it from sustainable forestry. Our high-quality raw veneers are FSC and PEFC certified and our decades of experience in veneer processing flow into the processing of this unique material. For the finishing of the veneers, we use only solvent- and monomer-free varnishes.
With digital printing, we reproduce real wood-like surfaces 1:1 and many trees are thus preserved for nature.
Energy from waste wood - our powerhouse
Our biomass cogeneration plant has been in operation since 2012 and all waste wood from production is converted into energy. In addition to 3.500 MWh/year of electricity, heat is also generated and fed into the district heating network of the municipality of Latsch.
Our biomass cogeneration plant heats the entire hot water supply required in the summer months for the around 5,000 residents of our municipality. The heat output amounts to 2,5 MW per hour.
Green electricity through our photovoltaic system
With around 6,000 m² of photovoltaic modules on our roofs, we generate electricity for our own use and the surplus is fed into the local power grid.
are supplied with heat
from our biomass power plant
Savings of over
5.000 t of CO2
over 6000 m2 of