“The green heart of Somogy”. Many have heard about it but only a few know it. The name of the town incorporates indivisible things: the forest of Kaszó, the forestry managing it, Lake Baláta which hides highly protected natural values, the village nestled in the forest, the hunting lodge located here and the adjacent resort.

    About us

    “Kaszó is the green heart of Somogy.” Many have heard about it but only a few know it. Growing to love it is similar to the feeling of “love at first sight.” Those who love Kaszó can attest to this. The name of the town incorporates indivisible things: the forest of Kaszó, the forestry managing it, Lake Baláta which hides highly protected natural values, the village nestled in the forest, the hunting lodge located here and the adjacent resort.
     

    The HM Kaszó Erdőgazdaság Zrt. has functioned as a company limited by shares since 1 January, 1993, as the legal successor of the former state-owned company. The management has compiled the plans and targets with the spirit of the modern age in mind, in order to ensure the pace of development.

    The company manages 25,000 acres of sand land in one of Hungary’s largest most varied landscapes: the Inner area of Somogy County. The centre of continuous forests is in Kaszópuszta. The town is surrounded by dense forest from all sides and can be approached on picturesque roads.

    On the landscape of Somogy, which is coloured by mounds of different sizes and watercourses, the forest has protected and offered a livelihood for the people for several centuries. This is why the locals both love and are masters of forest trades. They managed to elevate the farming in this area to the level of modern times by leaving the natural and aesthetic values of the landscape unchanged, in its age-old form.

    The area, having been a ducal property, has changed ownership a number of times; it was nevertheless farmed continuously in a unified way. As a former marshland, this area of Inner Somogy is not so suitable for agricultural production. It is, however, perfect for forestry and raising game.

    The game of the area is considered to be a natural resource and has also gained European recognition. The marshland surrounded by woods is the habitat of several rare, protected plant and animal species.
    The basic activities of the HM Kaszó Erdőgazdaság Zrt. are forestry, game management and timber processing. The continuous organisation modernisation linked to the fulfilment of new tasks has enabled us to make the operation of the company more effective.

    Regarding the ownership, the financial status, and the management characteristics of the company, the share capital of the company is 326 million HUF, 136 million HUF of which is the cash deposit. The sole owner of the shares is the Hungarian State, whose ownership rights are exercised by the Magyar Fejlesztési Bank Zártkörűen Műküdő Részvénytársaság (Hungarian Development Bank Private Limited Company) as the founder.

     


    When the business policy of our company was accepted, the following aims were determined:

    • The reasonable management of the environmental and biological assets should be promoted.
    • The other areas of the forestry should create the necessary supplementary resources needed for the regeneration of the forest.
    • The successful management of the company should provide the owner the prescribed dividend.
    • The company should have a stable financial background to be able to finance its activities.

    The company should create reliable employment opportunities in its environs through management and by keeping and expanding employment positions.

    The company aids its employees through an enterprise-friendly business policy that meets the requirements of the present age. Entrepreneurs are responsible for transportation and moving materials, forestry and game management tasks, as well as a significant part of sapling production.

     

    Contact details of the HM Kaszó Erdőgazdaság Zrt.

    Name: HM Kaszó Erdőgazdaság Zrt.
    Shortened name:: HM Kaszó Zrt.
    Tax number: 10825244-2-51
    Address: H-7564 Kaszó, Kaszópuszta 1.
    Telephone: +36-82-445-303
    Fax: +36-82-352-303
    Email: info@kaszort.hu

    General manager: Gábor Galamb - galamb.gabor@kaszort.hu
    Deputy general manager: Mihály Szász - szasz.mihaly@kaszort.hu
    Financial director: Edit Szabó - szabo.edit@kaszort.hu

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