SHERPA Connection Systems GmbH
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In the year 2002, Vinzenz Harrer recognised the necessity of standardised connections in woodworks and took the first steps towards the development of a system solution. Within the framework of research work that spanned a period of several years, Vinzenz Harrer GmbH collaborated with the Technical University of Graz to develop the SHERPA connector system for timber construction. Since the year 2012, SHERPA Connection Systems GmbH has been an independent company that is headquartered at Frohnleiten, Austria and whose partner companies are spread all over the world.

Locally produced quality products

Today, SHERPA is the ‘The leading technology for standardised timber connector systems’, and covers the most diverse load ranges. In addition to wood-wood, wood-steel and wood-ferroconcrete connections, the product range also covers BSP wall connectors, column bases, special screws and a fire protection laminate. “The connectors as well as the screws are manufactured in Austria, since we attach a lot of importance to indigenous quality”, explains Vinzenz Harrer, general manager of SHERPA Connection Systems GmbH.
SHERPA product family

Research and innovation

The cooperation between SHERPA and the research institutions of the Technical University of Graz and the chair of timber construction at the University of Innsbruck establishes the worth, from a scientific point of view, of the SHERPA promise of quality. As SHERPA is cautious and prudent when it comes to innovation, the company was, within the framework of a collaborative process involving Holz.Bau Forschungs GmbH (HBF), which is considered to be a centre of excellence, and the Lignum Test Centre at the Technical University of Graz, reviewed with respect to all the situations that could potentially arise.