Reliable timber trading for more than 35 years

DABG (Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft), based in Vienna, is one of the leading timber trading companies in Central Europe. For more than 35 years, we have been offering excellent service and high-quality (sawn) softwood to wholesalers and importers in the MENA region. Since 2018, we have been a full member of the HS Timber Group and benefit from an extensive network.


We have been a reliable partner to our customers in more than 20 countries for more than 35 years. In late 1983, DABG (Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft) was established by Georg Rotter. Initially, the business simply started with the trading of Austrian sawn softwood to Saudi Arabia, but soon more customers were impressed by DABG’s high-quality timber products. Today, we conduct business in large parts of North Africa, East Africa and in the Middle East. After a longstanding, successful co-operation, we ultimately became a part of the HS Timber Group in 2018. However, the name DABG remained, together with its ongoing commitment to the highest quality and service.

  1. Founding of Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft (DABG) by Georg Rotter

  2. Arrival of the first goods in Saudi Arabia

  3. Continuous efforts to tap into the Middle East

  4. Expansion of trading to East Africa

  5. HS Timber Group became a strong partner of DABG

  6. Expansion of trading to North Africa

  7. Sales volume exceeds the 400.000 cbm limit

  8. DABG becomes part of HS Timber Group

  9. Founding of DABG AG


your prospects are our reality

We are one of the leading timber trading companies in Central Europe, headquartered in Vienna. For more than 35 years, our team has mainly dealt with spruce timber and other wood-based materials such as blockboards or formwork panels. Our high-quality products are used in a variety of applications – from construction and concrete formwork in the building sector to the manufacture of furniture and interior designs.

Success does not come by itself. We have established ourselves as the pioneer of modern and reliable timber trading due to our continuous development and improvement of delivery service, package design and quality control.

We always stay on top of things and advise our customers personally on site. Thanks to our longstanding co-operations and partnerships with sawmills, reliable and high-quality deliveries can be guaranteed.

The needs of our customers always come first. Together with them and our partners, we want to further establish DABG as a trusted and successful brand in existing as well as new markets.

Facts & Figures

More than 35 years of experience

DABG was established in 1983 by Georg Rotter. Since then, DABG has become one of the leading timber trading companies in Central Europe.

Active in more than 20 countries

We buy high-quality wood products primarily from Austria, Germany and Romania and sell it mainly to the Middle East, North Africa and East Africa.

Headquartered in Vienna

We manage our businesses from Vienna and provide customers and partners with top service.

3 ports in 3 countries

Our high-quality product reaches the required destination via our transhipment points in Germany, Croatia and Romania.

High-quality whitewood

We primarily trade sawn spruce.
This is the most common and most important timber species in Europe and highly versatile.

100% customer focused

Due to very close contact with our customers and partners, we are able to react precisely to any type of orders and requests and fulfil them in the best possible way.



We are a reliable partner for wholesalers and importers in more than 20 countries with a focus on the MENA region. The sawmill production of our partners in Austria, Romania and Germany, is followed by delivery and logistics in the respective port, before the timber is shipped in containers to the port of destination and is again exported and cleared by the customer. The headquarters in Vienna is the hub of all activities. Our contact persons for sales and purchasing are always at your disposal and pleased to support you with any type of request.

DABG - Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft m.b.H.

The trading company DABG, based in Vienna/Austria, is one of the leading trading companies for timber primarily originated in Austria and Germany to the MENA region. With the establishment of the subsidiary in Liechtenstein, only products from suppliers outside the HS Timber Group are sourced.


In April 2020, DABG AG, based in Ruggell/Liechtenstein, was founded as a 100% subsidiary of Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft m.b.H.. DABG AG operates as trading company in the same markets as its parent company and trades the products of the HS Timber Group.


DABG – Dr. Anna Bauthen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 12/5
1030 Vienna, Austria

Industriering 14
9491 Ruggell, Liechtenstein

+43 1 715 20 550

Franz Kropfreiter

Managing Director & Sales


Michael Jausovec



Benjamin Golob



Company details and legal notice

Dr. Anna Bauthen Ges.m.b.H.
Landstrasser Hauptstraße 12/5
1030 Vienna


Head office: Vienna
Commercial register number and court: 90426f
Commercial Court of Vienna

VAT ID number: ATU 14626608
Owner: HS Timber Group GmbH

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