Wood is deeply rooted in the Metzler family. Johann Michael Metzler laid the foundation stone in Schwarzenberg. This original native of the Bregenz Forest, born in1851, started work as a trained clock and watchmaker and alongside brewing beer, running a bathing facility and a haulage company, Johann Michael Metzler was also involved in trading in wood. He exported his products for the conditions of his time far beyond the limits of his own valley. His passion for wood and the processing of it anchored itself deep in the genes of the Metzler family.

With Johannes Metzler and Alpenholz Metzler Handels GmbH & Co KG this tradition is now already in the fifth generation. The company was newly founded in February 2016 and feels it is committed to this philosophy and true to the Bregenz Forest motto of „We honour the old and welcome the new“, we work responsibly and with a great deal of foresight with easily the most beautiful of all materials.