From
Lohnsburg
to the world

Since 1950.

Once founded as a joinery in Lohnsburg, today it is an internationally successful family-owned business. With over 250 employees, high-quality tilo floors, stairs and skirting boards are still produced at the production site in the Upper-Austrian Lohnsburg.

01

The year of foundation.

1950

Gustav Schrattenecker founded the “Lohnsburg Joinery” with an apprentice. In a workshop only 7.5 x 12 m in size and equipped with a planing machine, a jointer with a wooden frame and a band saw with a petrol engine, the then 31-year-old took the plunge into self-employment.

02

Skirting boards and parquet.

1960

Production start of profile strips and skirting boards and the laying of parquet floors.

03

Expansion of production.

1965

In 1965, the production area was extended to 800 m² and 12 employees were taken on. In 1969, they were presented at the Rieder coffered ceilings trade fair for the first time under today’s company name tilo. Shortly after the trade fair, the batch production of coffered ceilings began. 27 employees and a production area of 2400 m².

04

25 years of tilo.

1975

Due to the rapid product demand, 73 employees were already employed in 1975.

05

Handover.

1989

Franz Schrattenecker takes over the management from his father. His motto: “Frequently questioning what is tried and tested and always searching for innovative solutions.”

06

FOX Holz.

1995

Foundation of the subsidiary company FOX Holz in Neuhofen for flooring and room acoustics.

07

Natwood technology.

1998

In 1998, Franz Schrattenecker was awarded the “Viktor Kaplan Medal” of the Upper-Austrian patent holders and inventors’ association. The medal is considered the highest award which can be bestowed upon an inventor in Austria. The medal was given for the creation of the patent “solid thermoplastic wood”. In 1998, the project “solid thermoplastic wood” was named best project of the FFF Aktion Holzforschung 96-98 (area of technology) by the research promotion institute for trade and industry.

08

50 years of tilo.

2000

Opening of the new company building in Lohnsburg. In 2000, the tilo head office in Lohnsburg was awarded the title “Building of the Year” by the Upper Austrian Provincial Government. 90% of the 3-storey office building is made of wood.

09

Milestones.

2002

By developing and patenting the “ParkettFIX” laying system for parquet floors, tilo gained a major advantage on the market. A milestone in the quality of wooden floors. tilo developed a holistic concept for a successful partnership. With an appealing and modern product and brand presentation, a repositioning on the market was created for our partners and for tilo.

10

The outdoor sector.

2007

With decking boards, tilo opened up the outdoor sector for the first time. The tilo outdoor programme is based on the use of local high-quality woods and the application of various finishing processes such as thermal treatment or the patented natural resin impregnation Natwood®. In this way, tilo relies on sustainability and environmental protection by not using tropical wood in the outdoor sector.

11

250 employees.

2018

At the Lohnsburg site, tilo now has 250 employees.