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  • Appointment of Genevieve Ding as Compliance Manager

    Wood International Agency Ltd are delighted to announce that Genevieve Ding has joined the company in the newly created role of Compliance Manager. Established in 1977, Wood International Agency Ltd holds a prominent position within the global panel products industry. The company specialises in the procurement, sales, distribution, logistics and marketing of plywood and wood based panel products to the UK, Europe and International markets.

    Genevieve joins Wood International from a leading UK based panel and DIY timber agency, where she has gained extensive experience with responsible sourcing and EUTR compliance, working closely with the Timber Trade Federation, having been a member of their Forests Forever committee.

    Genevieve Ding Compliance Manager

    Building on her existing experience Genevieve’s remit is to further develop the compliance procedures at Wood International. The company prides itself on being market leaders in terms of supply chain scrutiny and due diligence. The creation of this role is an exciting expansion to Wood International’s existing business. The thorough knowledge Genevieve has of the industry along, with her enthusiasm and drive to succeed, will enhance the level of service Wood International provides its customers.

    “I’m very excited to be joining Wood International and being part of such a close knit and dedicated team. I look forward to the contributing to the company and furthering its continued success.” commented Genevieve.

    As Wood International celebrates its 40th anniversary, this appointment signifies that the company is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers and maintain its position at the forefront of the industry.

    Managing Director Alan Lamont commented “The appointment of Genevieve signifies another exciting development for Wood International. We pride ourselves on offering reassuring stability and reliability, whilst also being progressive. More and more customers are demanding high levels of detail on legality of supply chain and we are determined to set a benchmark within the industry for others to follow.”

    For related enquiries

    Sales

    Alan Lamont : alan@woodia.co.uk

    Will Lindenberg : will@woodia.co.uk

    Compliance/EUTR

    Genevieve Ding : genevieve@woodia.co.uk

    Media

    Clare Lamont : clare@woodia.co.uk

  • Wood International Agency Ltd first Timber Trade Federation member to successfully complete audit under the revised Responsible Purchasing Policy

    Wood International Agency Ltd are delighted to have today been confirmed as the first member of the Timber Trade Federation to successfully complete their annual audit under the revised Responsible Purchasing Policy. As Wood International Agency enters its 40th year, the company is delighted to play such a significant role in this milestone in the UK timber trade industry.

    The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) responsible purchasing policy forms the cornerstone of TTF membership. Throughout 2016 the processes which make up the RPP were reviewed, updated and refreshed. The changes have taken into account past learnings regarding regulatory matters, the evolving landscape of sustainability and the commercial pressures members face.

    Alan Lamont, Wood International Agency Director commented “We are proud of our internal due diligence system which has many synergies with the revised TTF system. The updated toolkit has refined the procedure and made reporting straightforward and unproblematic. Additionally, working alongside The Soil Association, an official EUTR monitoring organisation, to submit our audit was a seamless process.”

    Established in 1977, Wood International Agency Ltd holds a prominent position within the global panel products industry. The company specialises in the procurement, sales, distribution, logistics and marketing of plywood and wood based panel products to the UK, Europe and International markets. Wood International Agency is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers and maintain its position at the forefront of the industry.

    For related enquiries

    Sales

    Alan Lamont: alan@woodia.co.uk

    Will Lindenberg: will@woodia.co.uk

    Media

    Clare Lamont: clare@woodia.co.uk

  • Wood International Agency Ltd welcomes first UK shipment of Indonesian FLEGT licensed plywood

    Wood International Agency Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be placing the first shipment of FLEGT licensed plywood from Indonesia onto the UK market.  This first shipment of tropical hardwood plywood has been produced by The Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group (KLI) and is due to arrive at Tilbury, Essex at the end of December.

    Established in 1977, Kayu Lapis is a reputable organization with over four decades of experience in sustainable forest management.  KLI maintains sustainable growth within its upstream and downstream platforms and produces high volumes of tropical hardwood plywood for local and international markets. In every step of its operations, KLI is committed to preserving the environment and empowering its people. Buniadi Makmur Marketing Director of KLI commented “To have our products included in this first shipment of FLEGT licenced timber is a proud moment for my company and for Indonesia.  We understand the importance of proof of legality through the supply chain.  To now be able to supply our products with a FLEGT licence will give even greater confidence to our customers that our products meet all legislative requirements.”

    Hailed as a major milestone in the global fight to end illegal logging, the FLEGT licensing scheme is the result of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Indonesia and the EU. The FLEFT license automatically meets the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation, which prohibits operators in the EU from placing illegally harvested timer and products derived from illegal timber onto the European market.  All FLEGT licensed timber products can be placed onto the EU market without need for further due diligence.

    Director General of Sustainable Management on Forestry Products at Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry Putera Parthama said that addressing the legality of wood commodity and complying with EU’s standard have been part of Indonesia’s efforts to ensure sustainable development, improve the livelihoods, and tackle the climate change issue.

    As Wood International Agency approaches its 40th anniversary, this important role in this landmark event in the plywood industry’s history further enforces the company’s dominant position within the industry.   Wood International Agency is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers and maintain its position at the forefront of the industry.

    Will Lindenberg, Director commented “We are proud of our strict due diligence system and the introduction of FLEGT licensed plywood to the Wood International portfolio only serves to further strengthen our offer.  Customers can be secure in the knowledge that all of our products already meet the strict legal requirements of the European Timber Regulation, however FLEGT licenses will provide structured and accountable reassurance.”

    Established in 1977, Wood International Agency Ltd holds a prominent position within the global panel products industry.  The company specialises in the procurement, sales, distribution, logistics and marketing of plywood and wood based panel products to the UK, Europe and International markets.

    Enquiries:

    Sales, Will Lindenberg: will@woodia.co.uk

    Media, Clare Lamont:  clare@woodia.co.uk

  • Mahogany OY are delighted to announce the appointment of Wood International Agency Ltd as sole UK agent.

    Mahogany OY has been manufacturing birch veneer and plywood for more than 70 years. With a heritage second to none in this specialist industry, this new partnership with Wood International Agency Ltd will further reinforce their position as a worldwide market leader. Mahogany OY produces PEFC certified Birch plywood which Wood International Agency will place onto the UK market in a variety of specifications. All products are produced by Mahogany OY in Finland from PEFC certified birch logs which are grown in well managed Finnish forests. Wood International Agency Ltd was established in 1977 and holds a strong position with the UK panel products industry. The company has a wealth of industry experience and has worked with plywood producers across the globe. 40 years of experience in the industry has allowed Wood International to forge unrivalled relationships with producers and the company is excited about this new partnership. Will Lindenberg, Director at Wood International comments “I am delighted that we will be working with Mahogany OY; a company with an enviable history within our industry. The natural synergies between our companies are clear to see and I am excited to be able to bring their products to the UK market on an exclusive basis” As Wood International approaches its 40th anniversary, this development signifies that the company is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers and maintain its position at the forefront of the industry. The company is constantly working hand in hand with producers to develop competitive products with longevity of supply, To find out more or to discuss any of our products drop us an email, we’d love to chat to you.
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“Wood Internationals knowledge of the markets, knowledge of their products and ability to handle our procurement and logistics lets us get on with the job of selling to our own customers”

BRAD ANDERSON
MANAGING DIRECTOR
UNIVERSAL PLYWOODS, SOUTH AFRICA

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  • Appointment of Genevieve Ding as Compliance Manager

    Wood International Agency Ltd are delighted to announce that Genevieve Ding has joined the company in the newly created role of Compliance Manager. Established in 1977, Wood International Agency Ltd holds a prominent position within the global panel products industry. The company specialises in the procurement, sales, distribution, logistics and marketing of plywood and wood […]
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