Company history

  • The company was founded by Josef Binder Snr. and his wife Stefanie in Wundschuh (Austria)
  • Cooperation with boiler manufacturers from Germany and Italy
  • First self-built extraction systems and electric control units

Group of customers: Wood processing industries, woodworkers, carpenters, sawmills
Number of employees: 10

  • The sole trader changes to “Josef BINDER Maschinenbau- u. Handels ges.m.b.H.”
  • DI Josef Binder and Johannes Binder become shareholders

Number of employees: 14

  • BINDER moves to Voitsberg (Austria) and builds a new production facility with 2.000 m2 area.
  • Start of boiler production in Voitsberg
  • BINDER is now able to provide all essential components for their boilers
  • Development of low-emission technologies for burning chipboards or pomace
  • Market expansion: – Germany – Netherlands – Slovenia – Croatia

Number of employees: 18

  • Purchase of former production site of GKB in Bärnbach (Austria) with an overall area of approx. 9,5 ha
  • BINDER moves from Voitsberg to Bärnbach
  • Construction of new storage and production facilities
  • BINDER starts to operate an industrial park
  • Market expansion: Belgium – Northern Italy – Poland – Romania – Hungary – CIS

Number of employees: 50

  • Market expansion to over seas markets: – Canada – Korea – Japan

Number of employees: 55

  • Construction of new production hall with a floor area of 2,300 m2 to meet the growing needs of our markets
  • Opening of the company owned research and development center in Bärnbach
  • Market expansion: – Chile – Ukraine – New Zealand

Number of employees: 134

  • Josef Binder Snr. passes on the management to his son DI Josef Binder
  • Market expansion: worldwide
  • Successful certification by ASME: As the first and only boiler manufacturer company in Austria BINDER complies with requirements of the H-stamp.
  • HERZ Group takes over BINDER
  • New Products
  • Cogeneration, Varioheat Exchanger, IED compliant boilers, Chicken Litter
    combustion units
  • New Products
  • Vertical combustion chambers and heat exchangers
  • Introduction of new control concepts
  • Switch to object orientated PLC system
  • Market expansion
  • First chicken litter steam and cogeneration plants