LIGNA 2019, 27 - 31 May


KATRES Drying Technology

Exhibition stand
Hall 25, Stand N21
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Batch Kilns; Nordic Line - Stainless Steel Kilns; Hightemperature Kilns; Tunnel Kilns; Belt Drying Kilns; Automatic Control

Company Data

KATRES spol. s r.o.

Kolovratska 1445
251 01 Ricany u Prahy
Czech Republic


Mr. Jiri Kulhanek
Sales Manager
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Type of company

Year founded

No. of employees
11-50 (Status: 2017)

Annual turnover
between 1M and 10M EUR (Status: 2016)

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Company profile

KATRES is one of the world leading timber drying kiln producers with 25 years of experience in kiln development and manufacturing. Each kiln we manufacture is customized according to clients specific conditions to meet the highest standards of convectional timber drying quality together with energy consumption efficiency. Katres services also include designing and realisations of complex solutions such as extensive wood drying and heating technology installations. Katres automatic control system is ready to dry all known wood species. Its regimes have been extensively verified by hundreds of thousands drying processes and offer an option of modification according to the clients requirements.
Our main portfolio:
- Batch kilns
- Nordic Line
- Hightemperature Kilns
- Tunnel Kilns
- Belt Drying Kilns
- Automatic Control

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Batch Kilns

Batch Kilns A standard Batch Kilns are one of the most commonly used types of dryers in the wood industry, and still holds a dominant position on the wood drying market. The main reason is surely the suitability for drying of all kinds of timber and thicknesses in the relatively smaller initial costs. more

Belt Drying Kilns

Low-temperature belt drying add value to the productsread more

Nordic Line

Stainless Steel Kilnsread more

Hightemperature Kilns

Thermally modified wood is an alternative to the impregnated wood. Improved properties predetermine this material to much more applications than untreated wood, including use in difficult weather conditions or in the interior equipment. Hightemperature Kilns type KHT Hightemperature dryers are designed more

Tunnel Kilns

Tunnel progressive dryers Tunnel progressive dryers are suitable for drying a larger quantity of one type of material, mainly coniferous wood. Effective use is when the need of drying is from 25 000 m3 of wood per year. This is the tunnel drying chamber with a continuous drying process. The timber is more

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