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The Bachmann business in timber was founded by Johannes Bachmann. Originally, Johannes Bachmann traded only in spruce logs, spruce pulp, beech firewood and coal. Today it is a Medium-sized Family-Run sawmill business with approximately 25-30 employees located at Reinhardshagen in Germany about 20 miles West of Gottingen.

Kurt Doerbaum, the son-in-law  of Johannes Bachmann, took over the running of the business and managed it until 1985.

The third generation of the Bachmann company was run by Hans Doerbaum as a sawmill business only. During his management the company using the BaRo  shipping mark acquired an international reputation for quality beech planking. He was assisted in the running of the sawmill etc. by his wife Margitta and his son Marc. Marc has now taken the the reins of family run business into the fourth generation.

In the 1980's, the Bachmann company and Trunkstyle Ltd, a UK based Timber Agent, formed a very close business relationship and also formed a very good and lasting personal relationship. The 2 companies worked very closely together until 2017 when Trunkstyle owners retired.

Timber from the Bachmann mill is shipped to importers and merchants in the UK, and also to other customers around the world. It is shipped under the BaRo shipping mark. This is made up from the Family names of the 2 companies Bachmann, and Rogers, the family who owned Trunkstyle Ltd. It is a very unusual situation where a shipper and an agent joined forces to market worldwide under one name.

These days, the sawmill cuts only  beech hardwood -- 100%. Initially un-edged or 1 Square-edged lumber is produced both on a vertical band-saw and on a vertical multiblade frame-saw. The lumber is graded initially behind the bandsaw. There is a facility to steam according to customer color requirements (light, medium or dark steaming, although these days usually only light steamed is requested). This process has to be carried out immediately after conversion of the logs into lumber.

The mill has a large yard, where the prime un edged European Beech Lumber, steamed and un-steamed, is carefully sticked to be air dried prior to being kilned. According to thickness and season it may air-dry for a few weeks or a few months. There is a batch of modern kilns controlled by computer. After kiln drying, a second grading takes place and approximately 85% of the production, steamed or un-steamed boards, are edged trimmed. This produces straight, parallel edged boards.

In addition to producing lumber, the sawmill also produces beech squares, cut from lumber that has been kiln-dried prior to conversion. A  dimension-stock production facility was installed a few years ago and has proved to be extremely beneficial in the production of cut  to size parts.

BaRo  is:

Sägewerk Bachmann GmbH
Karlshafener Straße 17
D-34359 Reinhardshagen


The Bachmann sawmill is family owned and run. The mill specializes in European Beech in a variety of forms. The team of Trunkstyle and Bachmann worked closely together since the early 1980s. Shipping under the BaRo label, was originally just to the UK. However, the team believe they were the forerunners in the export of edged European Beech Lumber outside of Europe, to Australia in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Since then many worldwide shipments have been made.