The Kohlbach group is an Austrian company which manufactures biomass energy systems for the international market. When Jakob Kohlbach founded his company in 1945 with the first self-made pincers he surely did not foresee the dynamics with which our family business would grow to international recognition. As early as 1954 our first product for generating energy from wood was created with Kohlbach’s own combined wood drying and room heating system. Patents, prizes, awards and economic success followed. Since 1959 systems were exported far and wide and so just in the last few years alone more than 1000 Kohlbach plants have been commissioned in 21 countries.

Today, the Kohlbach group encompasses five companies in Austria as well as subsidiaries in Croatia, Germany and France. In addition, there are licensees in Switzerland and Scotland and multiple sales partners in a range of other countries.

On the strength of its experience at the international level, Kohlbach was interested in setting up in France, high potential country it already knows. In 2014, Kohlbach decided to open up a commercial office close to Lyon in Oullins. They chose JDS Center in Oulins because of the geostrategic position and the pleasant working environment. This setting-up should allow them to become one of leaders on the French market and to be closer to its customers.

This setting-up became possible thanks to Aderly and ERAI, in particular in  the selection of premises and in the support for recruitment.