Innovation, courage and passion have made the Felder Group the technology leader in the industry.

With handshake quality, trend-setting machine concepts and high-quality products, the one-man company Felder has developed over more than 60 years from a specialist for combination machines to a complete supplier of professional woodworking machines for trade, commerce and industry. Development and production of a model range comprising more than 180 machines, from combined standard woodworking machines to high-end 5-axis CNC machining centres, takes place at the plant in Hall in Tyrol.

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Three generations of mechanical engineering passion

The third generation is now part of the family business and the Felder Group, with more than 650 employees at its headquarters in Hall and more than 250 sales and service offices in 84 countries, is one of the world's leading suppliers of woodworking machinery. With passion, conviction and the courage to innovate the family business pursues a central philosophy ever since 1956: to offer the customer exactly the individually configured woodworking machine that fulfills his requirements!  
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FOUNDING YEAR

1956 - 1960

In 1956 Johann Felder Jnr. together with his wife Gertraud founded the company from his workshop located at his parents' house in Absam, Tyrol. In the same year they were already presenting the first Felder woodworking machines at trade fairs in Vienna and Innsbruck.

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THE BREAKTHROUGH

1961 - 1981

At the beginning of the sixties, steady growth required the company to relocate for the first time. Salzbergstrasse 26 becomes the new location of the machine manufacturer. The first exports follow and the serial production of the legendary combination engine BU 4 makes a big breakthrough.

Felder established itself on the German market with the successful series BU 5-8 and the heavy combination machine Felder HAT.

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EXPANSION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION

1982 - 1989

Success required expansion, which was no longer possible at the location in Absam. It was for this reason that in 1982 the company moved with its 65 employees to the new headquarters in Hall in Tyrol, where the company is still present to this day.

In 1988 Johann Felder founded FELDER Scandinavia in Stockholm, the first Felder subsidiary of the now worldwide present Felder Group.

The combination machines BF 3 and BF 4 became so successful that a new hall had to be built after just a few years.

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THE EVOLUTION TO A SINGLE-SOURCE SUPPLIER

1990 - 1996

With the new production possibilities the next Felder milestone came in 1990. The worlds first combination machine with a sliding table "made by Felder" was presented.

The mechanical engineering company Felder has evolved from a combined machinery specialist to a complete supplier for trade, commerce and industry.

Due to the continuous expansion of the international distribution network, more and more markets are being conquered and as the industry pioneer Felder opened its new EURO-Logistics centre in Hall in Tyrol in 1993.

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MOVING INTO THE NEXT MILLENNIUM WITH HAMMER AND FORMAT-4

1997 – 2001

In 1997 Felder brought the new brand Hammer to life and it soon asserted itself with high quality yet affordable woodworking machines proving highly successful against cheap products from the Far East.

In 2001 a further brand was introduced: FORMAT-4, the premium brand for the highest requirements in business and industry completed the product range of the Felder Group in the professional segment. Within a very short time the computer-controlled machines convince professional users in business and industry.

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A FAMILY BUSINESS BECOMES A GLOBAL PLAYER

2002 – 2010

In 2000 the company 'Johann Felder' changed from being a registered sole trader to a limited partnership with Johann's wife Gertraud, daughter Elisabeth and sons Hansjörg and Martin Felder all having a share of the family company, FELDER KG.

Achieving the 80 percent export limit required renewed expansion of the logistics centre, which opened in 2005 - after just 8 months of construction. As early as 2007, with the expansion of assembly hall 7 and the flying roof 4.5, the production area was increased by 11,300 m².

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EVOLVING TO THE TOP TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AND INNOVATIONS PIONEER

2011 - Today

With the development of pioneering solutions such as the Silent-POWER spiral blade cutterblock in 2012 or the complete software solution F 4®Solutions in 2018, the Felder Group has repeatedly caused a sensation in the woodworking machine market. With 35 international patents, around 100 new machine developments and market launches as well as investments of 22 million Euro in research and development, the Felder Group is the innovation leader in the industry.

In addition to the numerous showrooms worldwide, new national branches are being established in Berlin, Lyon, Queretaro (Mexico) and Moscow, and also at the site in Hall in Tyrol major investments are being made. With the new manufacturing halls 1 and 8 as well as the expansion of the office and logistics complex with more than 1,600 m² of additional office space and a 30 m tall high-bay warehouse, the plant's effective area has been expanded to over 81,000 m² by 2018.

As of 2014, the "c-tech" product line offers a specially designed machine program for processing plastics and composite materials. In 2018 the Felder Group and the Otto Mayer machine factory in Lossburg-Lombach, Germany, deepen their cooperation in pressure beam saws.

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2011 - Today

Pioneer in research & development

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35 international patents, 100 new machine developments and market launches as well as investment of 22 million Euros in recent years show the importance of the Felder Group research and development and have made the company a pioneer in the entire industry.

Technology-Awards around the world

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With the IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta and the Golden Medal at the woodworking trade fair DREMA in Poland, the innovative CNC machine creator 950 from FORMAT-4 was able to win two much sought-after awards in recent months.

The FELDER GROUP brands - there is always the right solution from Felder.

Perfect woodworking has many faces. With the brands FELDER, FORMAT-4, MAYER and Hammer we attend to our customers through all phases of their woodworking life.

At the beginning of the craft with cheap, functional and reliable Hammer Combination Machines. Later, for the growing carpenter workshop with the constant, professional use of solid and innovative Felder quality machines. Up to industrial series production with high-end machines of the premium brand FORMAT-4. It frequently happens that a Hammer Combination Machine shows up in ones hobby-workshop after retirement.

"Like the grain of a piece of wood, each finished piece bears the signature of its creator. Individual and unique - a product of exceptional skills and world-class tools. For us, the customers and the products they create with their hands and woodworking machines are the signature of our company and our brands. Hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the world stand for the success of our products," explain Martin and Hansjörg Felder.

FELDER

Quality and precision in a nutshell Felder woodworking machines have for decades been guarantors of perfect results accompanied by excellent ease of use.  Optimised machine concepts and innovative detail solutions with first-class workmanship for regular professional use. Felder machines guarantee perfect woodworking results and decision making reliability for many years to come.
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For many years we have been trusting Felder a 100%

Maj Šuligoj
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Slovenia

FORMAT-4

Uncompromising expertise for the highest of requirements The Felder Group premium brand meets the highest demands of professional users in trade, commerce and industry. True to the guiding principle of offering everything from a single source, the Felder Group develops computer-controlled and automated high-tech woodworking machines in combination with the corresponding software, providing a perfectly developed complete package in a class of its own.
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Simply a perfect all-in-one package!

Schreinerei andersartig.
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Germany

Hammer

Stability, functionality and reliability from Austria Since 1997 Hammer have been producing high quality yet affordable woodworking machines for smaller workshops and businesses. Hammer offers price-optimised solutions for a wide range of requirements. From the passionate woodworker to the business user with high demands, with machines from Hammer you are guaranteed reliability and precise woodworking.
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My HAMMER is just brilliant!

Mark Kilroy
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UK

MAYER

A name for quality and reliability worldwide State-of-the-art machine design, heavy, solid construction and high-precision components place Mayer® panel saws and pressure beam saws among the best worldwide. Since 1950, the factory in Lombach has been producing according to the highest "Made in Germany" quality standards. The Otto Mayer Maschinenfabrik is part of the Felder Group since 2019.
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