The enterprise

Hildebrand-Brunner logos_brunner-1 About us

HILDEBRAND was the Original and is still known as the market leader of Timber Drying Kiln manufacturers. Since 1948 we installed more than 15,000 Kilns  worldwide. Hildebrand's quality and longevity is legendary everywhere. Many of these early kilns are still pumping out quality dried timber, some re-invented into new developments because they were so good and so up to date!

1982 saw a merger between BRUNNER, an electronics controls manufacturer for HILDEBRAND; the combined companies became the known as BRUNNER HILDEBRAND, from then on developing & manufacturing quality, high technology timber drying products for the world market.

HILDEBRAND BRUNNER have pioneered the following technologies into common, every day use on kilns. Such as, high-capacity kilns with dropped ceilings, kilns in all aluminum construction method, reversible airflow, computer based kiln controls, electronic fan speed controls etc.

Patented know-how over 30 years has produced the HIGH VAC® range of super heated steam vacuum Kilns. These new technology kilns deliver faster and more economic drying with higher quality timber. With space saving rectangular alloy bodies allowing for higher loading capacity (5-500 m³), better uniformity of drying, easy trolley loading, BRUNNER computer management, patented technology bristles from these advanced kilns........HIGH VAC®. Vacuum kilns are an addition to the classic Exhaust fresh air dry kiln. The HIGH VAC® MASTER developed in 2006 was further optimized our vacuum kiln drying and offers our customers even better drying quality.

Since 2017 HILDEBRAND offers the new generation of continues dry kilns. The HCK-Alexander combines our GreenKilns® and HTT® with the latest innovation at HILDEBRAND. The Kiln Prime Zone® allows the continuous kiln to dry different species, thicknesses with different initial moisture contents at the same time.

The "family tree" of HILDEBRAND-BRUNNER customers has grown steadily Worldwide overthe years.

Due to this network - also with today possibilities for communication (incl. maintenance over modem) - we have the experience and were able to built our impressive knowledgebase in conjunction with our worldwide branches and licence franchises. We use this knowledgebase to the advantage for all our customers in the "Family" of HILDEBRAND BRUNNER.

This shows us that you as customer  are helping our success today andadvance in the future.