The LIECO Group

The LIECO Group is the DACH region’s leading supplier of seedlings and forestry services and your partner for climate-fit and modern forestry. For further information please visit

Data protection notice

Declaration on the duty to inform

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (DPRD, 2003 Telecommunications Act). In this data protection notice we wish to inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the framework of our website.

On our website we inform customers and interested parties about our products and our company, as well as about general forestry topics. Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide it to us within the scope of a catalogue/newsletter order or inquiry.

The data of customers and interested parties from Germany is also used by our subsidiary, LIECO Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, within the scope of this data protection notice.

Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your terminal device with the help of the browser. They are harmless. We use so-called „session cookies“ to provide our offers in a user-friendly manner. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit and when you close your browser.
If you do not wish this, you can set your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you only allow this in individual cases.
If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Web analysis
When calling up our website, a standard entry is made in the log file of the web server, which is technically necessary to maintain operation. The logfiles are analyzed non-publicly and without inference to persons with Webalizer ( to evaluate the performance of the site.

YouTube videos stored on are integrated into the website and can therefore be played on the website. YouTube is operated by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The videos are integrated into the website in such a way that no data is transferred from you as a user to YouTube if you are not actively playing the videos. If you actively click on the video, data will be transmitted to Google Inc.

For you as a user, it makes a difference whether you are logged into your Google account or not. If you are not signed into a Google account, Google Inc. stores data with unique identifiers associated with the browser, website or device you are using. This allows Google Inc., for example, to ensure that the language settings are retained for all browser sessions. If you are logged into a Google account, Google Inc. also collects data that is stored in your Google account and is considered personal data.

Contact with us
If you contact us via the contact form on the website or via e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your enquiry and, in the event of follow-up questions, will be stored for as long as is necessary to deal with the enquiry and beyond that for as long as there are legal storage obligations. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

You have provided us with data about yourself voluntarily and we process this data on the basis of your consent for the following purposes: dispatch of newsletter, sending catalogues, information about products, submitting offers, answering questions.
You can revoke these consents at any time. A revocation has the consequence that we do not process your data from this point on for the purposes mentioned above. If you wish to revoke your consent, please contact:

You have the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter via our website. For this we need your name, your e-mail address and your declaration that you agree to receive the newsletter. Once you have subscribed to the newsletter, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm your subscription. Your name and e-mail address will be forwarded to the privacy certified newsletter software Sendinblue for technical dispatch.
You can cancel your newsletter subscription at any time – either by clicking on the unsubscribe button on the website or by sending an e-mail to: We will then immediately delete your data in connection with the newsletter dispatch.

Customer data
If you order products from us, the data voluntarily provided by you will be processed for the purpose of sending and billing the products. Without this data we cannot conclude the contract with you.
We reserve the right to send you our product catalogue with the latest information in subsequent years. The data required for postal dispatch is passed on to printers for processing. You can revoke these deliveries at any time.
If necessary, we process your personal data for the duration of the entire business relationship as well as for the duration of statutory retention periods.

Your rights
In principle, you are entitled to the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your claims under the data protection laws have otherwise been violated in any way, you have the opportunity to complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.

You can reach us under the following contact details:

Forstgarten 1
A-8775 Kalwang

Phone: +43(0)3846 8693-0
Fax: +43(0)3846 8693-22

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact the Secretariat.

Status April 2020


Different information about LIECO and silviculture

LIECO Info-sheet
A brief overview about LIECO containerized forest seedlings and the LIECO-System

Results thesis Schermer FH Weihenstephan
Subject: Optimal container- and growing- system identified for spruce used in afforestation of alpinian shelterwoods

GENeration - Forests in Climate Change / Consequences / Silvicultural Measures

The documentary shows climate change and its effects on the forest.
Film and Trailer is available in German or Englisoh on You Tube or

Research & Development for forestry

Through permanent development of the production process and intensive collaboration in various R & D projects LIECO reached the position of the tecnology and kwow how leader in Middle Europe. We will invest into R & D further on - for a sustainable forestry and their value.

One example of a current R & D project, where LIECO is involved:

GENTREE - Optimizing the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe
Please find further information in this leaflet or on the homepage of the project

For detailed information please contact us.


Please translate in en_us: Kontakt

Our credo

LIECO is an enterprise of the Liechtenstein Group, one of the greatest forest owners in Austria. We produce containerized forest seedlings with a guaranteed provenance and offers a whole system for afforestation beginning from the seed to the finished re-/afforestation. 

With an experience of over 30 years we are market- and technology leader in middle Europe. Research and development is very important for the company to optimize our technology and products for our customers.

Company goal

Research & Development as well as Production & Sale of high quality containerized forest seedlings for a site adapted sustainable forestry.


1985 Formation „Liechtenstein & Hilleshög Forstpflanzengesellschaft m.b.H.“ in Kalwang together with the Swedish partner Hilleshög. The first greenhouse was builded in July 1985 and the production of ball plants began. We sold the first plants from our own production in 1987.
1990 Processing the pot-in-pot system with the LIECO Container L 15.
1991 The Foundation Prince Liechtenstein take the company over by 100%.
1994 Renaming in „LIECO Liechtenstein Forstpflanzen Gesellschaft m.b.H.“.
1997 Reorganisation of the Management and starting with optimizing the LIECO-System.
2005 Rebuilding of the seedling nursery in Kalwang during a flood protection project.
2007 Change of corporate form in „LIECO GmbH & Co KG“. Self-Development Container L 15 red sideslit.
2008 Build-up a second greenhouse in Kalwang and a second production site in Upper Austria.
2009 Opening new production site in St. Martin im Innkreis. Self-Development Container L 15 blue sideslit.
2010 Formation LIECO Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
2013 Optimizing seed-container „LIECO 67“
2019 Acquisition P & P nursery and forest service (Germany)
2020 Formation LIECO Group and Acquisition of LÜRSSEN nursery group (Germany)
2021 Merger of P & P and Lürssen to LÜRSSEN
2021 Integration LIECO Group (LIECO and LÜRSSEN) into Liechtenstein Group
2022 Acquisition of fmm (Austria)



LIECO produces high-quality containerized forest seedlings with guaranteed provenances on two locations in Austria:

The dominant tree species are Common Spruce (65 %) and European larch (25 %). We also offers several deciduous trees (10 %). New in our range are fast-growing trees like basket willow and poplar.

We have developed a special production method for the different provenances and altitudes.

In Germany we have founded a selling organisation in November 2010 – the LIECO Deutschland GmbH & Co KG.


LIECO Kalwang, Styria (Headquarter)
LIECO St-Martin
LIECO St. Martin im Innkreis, Upper Austria







Further companies: LIECO Group


E-mail adresses for example: or


Österreich  Austria South
DI (FH) Gerald Marchgraber
Mobile: +43 676/63 71 200

Österreich  Austria North
Forstwart Martin Grötzl
Mobile: +43 676/32 05 239


Dipl.Forstwirt (Univ.) Helmut Giel
GF LIECO Deutschland
Mobile: +49 173/51 19 912

Florian Dulka, B.Sc. (FH)
Mobile: +49 162/152 89 68

Sales Manager
DI Thomas Buchhäusl
Mobile: +43 664/84 28 219

Logistics and Administration

Head Logistics and Administration
Rudolf Hubner
Office: +43 3846/8693-18
Mobile: +43 676/78 36 346

Logistics and Administration
Christian Krois
Office: +43 3846/8693-44
Mobile: +43 664/88 62 1258

Logistics and Administration
St. Martin
Wolfgang Wörndl
Office: +43 3846/8693-71
Mobile: +43 664/84 28 223

Logistics and Administration
Office Kalwang

Ingrid König
Phone: +43 3846/8693-0
Fax: +43 3846/8693-22

Logistics and Administration
Office St. Martin im Innkreis
Sabine Eberle
Phone: +43 3846/8693-70
Fax: +43 7751/50166-22

Production Kalwang and St. Martin

Head of Production LIECO Group
Ing. Bernd Igler
Office: +43 3846/8693-34
Mobile: +43 676/78 36 345

Production manager LIECO
DI (FH) Gábor Mayer
Office: +43 3846/8693-21
Mobile: +43 676/32 05 237

Production manager St. Martin
Simon Feichtenschlager
Office: +43 3846/8693-73
Mobile: +43 664/88008480

Production manager Kalwang
David Leitner
Office: +43 3846/8693-12
Mobile: +43 664/84 28 211

Office Production Kalwang
Elfriede Spitzer
Phone: +43 3846/8693-23

Innovation Manager LIECO Group
DI Roland Oberwimmer
Mobile: +43 664/96 32 540

Accounting and Office

Commercial director LIECO Group
Helmut Gmeiner
Phone: +43 3846/8693-32

Wilma Hubner
Phone: +43 3846/8693-31

Osman Ruznic
Phone: +43 3846/8693-43

Ewald Dokter
Phone: +43 3846/8693-36

Waltraud Igler
Phone: +43 3846/8693-33

Helga Puhm
Phone: +43 3846/8693-30
Fax: +43 3846/8693-39


Managing Director
LIECO Austria
DI Christoph Hartleitner
Office: +43 3846/8693-35
Mobile: +43 664/88 51 0259

DI Oliver Hilpold

Growing presents

Are you looking for a growing giveaway?

This is exactly what we offer: little trees. Of course we inform you about the different packing facilities.

We are looking forward to your request:
Phone: +43 3846 8693-0

Wachsende Geschenke

Possible packing facilities:
Printed cardboards or paper bags, jute bags, …

Plant protection

We offer different products for protecting your seedlings. We‘d like to inform you about:

  • Tree shelters
  • Rubbing protection clips
  • Protection against weevil and browsing

Before planting you can treat the seedlings in the container trays which saves time and money. Our team informs you about the correct use of our offered products.