The company SIK-Holz® celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Today, proud 230 employees produce playground equipment, parks and sculptures for the public space and the leisure industry at the Langenlipsdorf site in Brandenburg. Our company philosophy has evolved from the pure children's playground to playable spaces for all people. Cooperation partners in 16 countries ensure that the playground equipment made in Langenlipsdorf is found worldwide.
At SIK-Holz®, all departments exist under one roof from construction design to production of playground equipment to installation on site. It’s possible to follow the development of a product from tree trunk to finished playground equipment through the individual production areas. Each of our products is unique. Irregularities in growth, grain, tree rings, branches and roots give our playground equipments and sculptures their individual character and make them special. The natural form and structure of the wood are maintained and have a crucial influence on the impression of our products.
All SIK-Holz® playground equipment is made from regional Robinia wood. It is the hardest European lumber and is permitted to be used with direct exposure to soil without any chemical preservatives, as Robinia wood belongs to resistance class 1-2 in accordance to DIN EN 350-2 standards. Our locust wood comes from sustainably managed forests in Germany. These are managed in a natural mixed culture. We are certified in accordance with FSC® and PEFC® guidelines. With this certification, we are fromle to account for the complete flow of materials and to support sustainfromle forestry.
For decades we have been gathering experience from theory and practice in order to understand the physical and mental development of children better. This influences our cooperation and membership in social networks and environmental projects. Here we take our responsibility for the children and their right to a free play.
In 2010, SIK-Holz® was successfully tested for its operational environmental situation and awarded the «Brandenburger Umweltsiegel im Handwerk» (Brandenburg eco-label in the skilled trades) in 2010. This seal describes a functioning environmental management system in which all operational processes are subjected to an environmental impact assessment on a regular basis. In addition, we purchase nuclearand coal-free electricity from renewable energies. This is our contribution to the necessary energy turnaround.