History


The history of Franz Kolar GmbH began in 1928, as the founder Franz Kolář designed a machine for the production of wooden carved mouldings. Due to the big demand he developed further machines, started with the serial production of wooden mouldings, and established the company „Franz Kolar GmbH“ in Vienna.

Under manager Jaroslav Kolar, the factory in Brunn am Gebirge opened in 1978, and in 1991 his daughter Jaroslava Linha took over the management.

In 1993 the Czech subsidiary „FK Dřevěné Lišty“ was established by Mr. and Mrs. Linha, and the premises were built in Bojanovice, nearby Znojmo. Since 2005 the production has taken place exclusively in the subsidiary.

In the beginning, the company specialized in working with solid wooden mouldings, but over the time new markets and new possibilities opened and new products have been created. Today, Kolar offers beside the solid wooden mouldings design panels, handrails, wooden trellis, carved mouldings and special orders as well. Since the foundation not only our range of products but also the number of employees has grown. About 180 employees daily endeavour to satisfy our customers.

Quality and sustainability are important components of the corporate mission statement. Both sites are FSC®- certified, which means that they use wood from sustainable forestry. The production site in the Czech Republic is PEFC and ISO certified as well.
Furthermore, in recent years we have received several awards for high product quality and innovative products.

Franz Kolar GmbH has been a family business for five generations and embodies 90 years of experience as a reliable partner in the areas wood, processing, woodwork and the wholesale and retail trade with wooden products.