About us

Right from the very start, Mühlböck has specialised in the development and manufacture of timber drying plants. This focus has been maintained to this day. The complete production of plant components is carried out at the company’s Eberschwang location, as is the programming of the control software.

With 12,000 plants in operation worldwide, the company has a wealth of experience to draw on.

Mühlböck has launched a number of product innovations over the last few years that, from a technical perspective, have established a unique position for the company in the market place. The new systems are able save up to 50% of the energy normally used during drying.

Company History

Company Foundation 1982

Kurt Mühlböck founded the company on 2nd January 1982 with just one employee. The plants were produced in the garage at his own home.

The first drying kiln was delivered by car on a trailer to Tischlerei Soriat in Oberwang.

In 1984...

...the company already numbered 13 employees. Production was relocated to the newly built production hall (1,000 m²) at the current company location.

Take over of VT Trockentechnik

In 2002, the VT Trockentechnik company was taken over from Dr. Vanicek. Production of plant components was subsequently carried out at both the Eberschwang and Hartberg locations.

In 2006...

...the new generation of dryers was developed and launched on the market.

  • Type 603 - the fastest possible drying at low temperature and best possible moisture dispersion, used for drying hardwood

  • Type 606 - savings in thermal energy of up to 20%

The first Mühlböck progressive kiln

The first classic progressive kiln was installed in 2009 for the Holzwerke Gebr. Schneider company, in Eberhardzell (Germany).

In 2011...

...the 1003 system was developed. The system allows energy consumption during timber drying to be reduced by 50%!

The 1003 system is available for our drying chambers, progressive kilns and belt dryers. It is also possible to convert older systems to type 1003.

A number of 1003 projects have been implemented to date in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Finland and Latvia.