Holzforschung Austria

Your competent partner for research and development, testing and monitoring, certification and calibration, further education and knowledge transfer.

About us

Research & Development

Research and development is our central task. Since our foundation in 1948, we have been developing innovative products together with industry and science.

Research & Development


Holzforschung Austria is a quality monitoring and conformity confirming body. In order to be able to do this, the institute is itself regularly checked by its accreditation bodies.


Certification & Inspection

Holzforschung Austria offers a wide range of certificates of conformity: Certifications, inspections, quality labels and the HFA certification mark. Our approvals enjoy validity at a national, European and international level.


Expert's reports

Our experts are available for neutral assessment and renovation support in construction practice. We use our calibrated measurement equipment, our laboratories and our knowledge from practice, standardization and research for this purpose.

Expert's reports

Knowledge transfer

If you are looking for cutting-edge know-how, you've come to the right place. Train yourself using the seminars of our HFA academy as well as the numerous specialist brochures and specialist publications.

Knowledge transfer

One step ahead

Holzforschung Austria has been the only institute dealing with the entire value chain for more than 70 years – starting with wood storage in the forest via wood processing through to a wide variety of products. Related disciplines such as surface coatings, wood preservatives and adhesives are dealt with as well.

The research area is practice-oriented. The projects are carried out in close cooperation with small and large companies; we often work for our customers as their external research and development department. Our specialists cover a wide range of subjects; topics concerning several areas are dealt with in an interdisciplinary manner. HFA is also a member of the association of cooperative research institutes of the Austrian economy – Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR). In the area of conformity assessment (testing, inspection and certification), we are accredited by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy for all relevant procedures.



Holzforschung Austria is an practice-orientated research institute and maintains a large park with a wide variety of analysis and testing devices.



Holzforschung Austria is recognized by well-known certification bodies for carrying out inspections such as for Austria Quality, DIN CERTCO or ECB-S.



Holzforschung Austria is a quality monitoring and conformity confirming body. Our reports are recognized nationally, across Europe and internationally.


Knowledge transfer

Holzforschung Austria is a reliable partner for knowledge and technology transfer to planners, manufacturers and users.


HFA inspected

Holzforschung Austria is committed to quality and awards the HFA inspected mark.



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Holzforschung Austria


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countries worldwide


compliant products and services in Austria in numbers



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Publications, magazines,
reports and much more

Our extensive knowledge transfer activity also encompasses all types of specialist publications with which we bring current knowledge of all aspects of wood as a raw material and construction material into the wood industry. In our specialist brochures, users will find specific knowledge for their daily work which our specialists have prepared in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary manner. The great advantage lies in the wide range of topics that extends from all construction aspects of multi-storey timber construction via maintenance instructions for wooden surfaces and wooden windows all the way to special aspects such as terraces. The conference proceedings of our HFA industry seminars contain detailed technical contributions from proven specialists from all over the D-A-CH region. In addition, we also provide you with a large number of free downloads.

Here you can find pur­chaseable specialist brochures


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