The Hermal Group
About The Hermal Group
The Hermal Group is a long established diverse enterprise comprising business interests and investments. It is privately owned and controlled by the Goldschlager Family in Melbourne, Australia, where it has grown from humble beginnings more than 70 years ago. Ron Goldschlager, Chairman and Group Managing Director, is the seventh consecutive generation member of his family actively involved. The Group owns and operates a significant timber wholesale business, a marina, a modular buildings construction and rental company and a property development arm. It is a major investor in Sullivans Cove Distillery [Hobart, Tasmania – winner of the prestigious world’s best single malt whisky in London 2018] and also a range of international “start ups” in new technologies, solar energy and a novel underwater jet propulsion system.
The Group is currently in the process of building the world’s largest state of the art timber products manufacturing business in Burnie, Tasmania using plantation renewable eucalyptus hardwood as well as a world first Bio-Mass to Bio-Energy plant.
The Group is committed to sustainability and the environment. In partnership with Monash University, international engine designers Ricardo and major engine manufacturers, is developing new dispatchable, sustainable and renewable energy generation created from wood waste and other Bio-Mass as well as Bio-Chemicals.
An important part of the Hermal ethos is ensuring safe, productive and welcoming workplaces. We invest in our staff and believe in our people, forging long term relationships with them as well as with our customers and suppliers.
Sustainability at The Hermal Group
The Hermal Group is committed to sustainability and the environment, which is why they have invested significantly in the development of engineered timber products sourced from plantation hardwood. This investment has seen the world’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from plantation hardwood and they are also the world’s strongest panels.
In partnership with Monash University The Hermal Group is developing new dispatchable, sustainable and renewable energy generation created from wood waste.
The Hermal Group has established its hardwood plantation operations and engineering and manufacturing facility in North West Tasmania. They are set to invest over $190m in building their new facility. This includes the Bio-Energy plant capable of generating electricity from the Bio-Mass waste of forestry industries and also creating new renewable bio-hydrocarbons.
The Hermal Group at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Hermal Group has partnered with the Australian Pavilion to provide the beautiful cross-laminated timber (CLT) panelling on the exterior of the building. Hermal Group has also provided the stunning board table situated in the VIP Maloga Room filled with various sands from iconic Australian locations running down its centre.
The use of CLT panels fundamentally changes building practices. CLT is created in a controlled environment, ready to stand up on-site within hours or days, rather than weeks or months seen in traditional builds.
Timber is a carbon sequester at a rate of around 800kg per tonne, so its green and sustainable credentials are unmatched. Plantation hardwood CLT is new and has an exciting future as it provides developers a viable alternative to concrete and steel and can be used in domestic, commercial and high-rise buildings.