Who we are

We are EWD, the specialist for sustainable and efficient sawmill concepts. We have planned and built sawmills for our customers for over 160 years. From the first enquiry by a customer, the development of new digital processes and plants, and all the way to their delivery and commissioning, we are proud to implement major projects all over the world, despite the fact that we remain a medium-sized enterprise. We succeed not least of all thanks to many years of expertise, customer-oriented mechanical engineering, and a highly motivated team. With a hands-on mentality and a can-do spirit, we are shaping the future of wood processing together with our customers.

EWD in Figures

Let’s look at facts instead of flowery words. Below, here is EWD in figures:


committed employees

60 Mio

euros turnover in 2022



in 45



technical specialties in production, technology, sales, and more


locations in Altötting and Reutlingen


mission – actively shaping the future of wood processing


In the coming years, product innovation will play a major role. We test, we learn, we understand, and we master challenges as a team – also thanks to our many years of design expertise. We ultimately work to design individual, customised system concepts for our customers. Because in spirit, we are artisans.

Urs Affolter, Managing Director

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