Barry-based LIGNIA® Wood Company, the modified timber business, has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South East Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies.
Global Timber, based in Aarhus in Denmark, has the largest warehouse in northern Europe for hardwoods, with stock purchased on six continents. In addition to its European sales, it also has a significant presence in South East Asia.
The agreement between LIGNIA and Global Timber covers an initial five-year period. LIGNIA Yacht will be sold across Europe on a joint exclusive basis and LIGNIA and LIGNIA Fire (the latter when it comes on stream in 2019) across the Nordic countries exclusively. Global Timber will also sell LIGNIA and LIGNIA Fire in South East Asia via its offices in Malaysia.
LIGNIA is FSC®-certified softwood that is modified in the company’s new manufacturing plant in Barry and then turned into a wood with all the aesthetic beauty and working properties of many popular hardwoods such as Burmese teak or European oak. Applications are varied depending on product and include yacht decking (LIGNIA Yacht is the only proven wood alternative to Burmese teak for yacht decks) and joinery including decking, flooring, cladding, doors and more.
LIGNIA’s Commercial Director Steve Rogers said: “We’re already working with leading distributors in the UK and North America and I’m delighted to say that Global Timber will be a very important element in our development now across Europe and Asia. Thanks to Global Timber, LIGNIA is now available from their Danish and German depots anywhere in Europe within 48-72 hours.”
Global Timber’s CEO, Peter Baek, said of the new agreement: “Expanding our product line-up to include LIGNIA reinforces our goal of providing our customers with the most innovative products on the market. We look forward to introducing the LIGNIA products to our clients, and together, develop the market for modified timber products.”