Kora

Wir machen Holz stark.

Our roots: 78,000 hectares of forest and more than 70 years of experience.

KORA® Holzschutz is a brand of Kurt Obermeier GmbH & Co. KG, a medium-sized owner-managed company in its third generation.

Our home is in one of the most densely wooded regions in Germany, in the heart of the Rothaargebirge mountain range: in Bad Berleburg-Raumland in South Eastern Westphalia. We have been supplying trade and industry with professional wood preservatives from here since 1948 – and with our own KORA® brand products since 1988.

More than 70 years of experience and an uncompromising demand for quality goes into every single one of our more than 60 wood preservative products. We are constantly striving to improve our products that have been tried and tested in industrial use to meet the high demands of professional users.


Traditionally, we place great value on personal advice. That's why you can only obtain KORA® wood preservative products from specialist retailers or directly from us. If you have any questions about our products, you can find the right contact here.

Our history at a glance:

1948
The company was founded by Kurt Obermeier in Bad Berleburg. Sales and distribution of the wood preservatives Basilit and Basileum manufactured by I.G. Farbenfabriken AG, Leverkusen.

1953
The company Kurt Obermeier was the first external company to be awarded an agency contract from Bayer AG with the right to use the Bayer cross.

1960
In addition, Kurt Obermeier KG was the only external company to attain the status as a sales and distribution agency of Bayer AG.

1971
Holger Obermeier (MBA) joined the company as Managing Director. Purchase of a further site in a convenient location in Duisburg.

1980
Expansion of the product portfolio by formulating the company's own products based on Bayer speciality chemicals.

1990
Kurt Obermeier GmbH & Co. KG started to manufacture its own wood preservative products under the name of KORA®. The expansion of the product also saw a growth in the production facilities and the laboratory and storage capacities.

1994
Commissioning of state-of-the-art salt production facilities at the Bad Berleburg-Raumland site.

2004
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.

2005
Expansion of the storage and decanting facilities at our branch in Duisburg with the construction and modernisation of buildings and equipment. Safeguarding of the company's future with the involvement of sons Jochen Obermeier, MBA and lawyer Henning Obermeier.

2010

Construction of new multi-purpose facilities to expand paint production including partially automated filling lines and computer-aided warehouse logistics.

2012
Issue of the first approvals for Koranol and Koralan products with added active substances in accordance with the legislation on biocides (BPD 98/8/EC). Find out more about our Research & Development.

Explore the world of KORA®: on the 154 kilometres of the Rothaarsteig hiking trail.

Experience the fascinating wisent in the wild: in Wisent-Welt Wittgenstein, a project initiated to reintroduce wisent into the wild!