The company AGROP NOVA a.s. was established in 2001, when it followed in the tradition of three-layer solid panel production of the company AGROP s.r.o., the manufacturing facility was built in 1992 on a greenfield site. Multilayer panels have been produced here for over 20 years. Mainly Czech wood is used for the production; annually over 60,000 m³ of timber is processed here and 1.3 million m² of solid boards are manufactured, (approximately 640 fully loaded trucks). Thanks to this, the company ranks among the largest manufacturers of solid wood panels in Europe. A great advantage of our production is a modern way of wooden waste disposal by producing ecological wooden briquettes at a volume of about 800 t per month.
Investment and development
In recent years we have made significant investments in development and new technologies. The result is an increase in production capacity, improved surface quality, and especially greater flexibility in formats and thicknesses. A major step forward was the decision to expand the product portfolio with building components. “A great role in that was played by Swiss experts from the area of wooden buildings,” says Ing. Jiří Oslizlo, Chairman of the Board, “since with their collaboration, we came to the idea of how to convert our three-layer board into a large-format wooden panel. Thus a rib element came into existence and shortly afterwards, an idea of how to create a comprehensive building system for wooden houses on the basis of cross-laminated solid wood was born. And along with this innovation, the brand NOVATOP.
The whole production is continuously audited by both domestic and international independent auditing bodies, and it meets the strict criteria for a whole range of certifications. All the products have obtained relevant certificates and testimonials. Layered wood holds a general construction certificate in Germany, the Zulassung, European Technical Approval (ETA) and is marked with CE. The aspects of renewability of resources are also very important. The coniferous timber used holds a certificate called PEFC and an attest called ISPM. As a first manufacturer of layered wood, we received the mark Natureplus.
Manufacture and export to many countries around the world provide hundreds of job opportunities as well as permanent investment activities (the construction of new halls, investment in new technologies and products). Innovation projects have been successfully co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Ministry of Industry and Trade from the Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise and the Eco-energy program. The production technology has been supplied by renowned companies such as Steinemann, Weinig, Diefenbacher, Italpresse, Torwege, Mühlböck, Reichenbacher, Hundeger, Microtec etc. We build on our long-term experience in the industry and professionalism of our partners; on the development of new NOVATOP products, we cooperate with Swiss partners HWZ, SJB and German University of Karlsruhe, and we are a member of the association called Passive House Centre.