Log & Veneer sourcing

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Purchasing

Our most procured species are of North American and African origin. Our focus and consequently our strength has always been the procurement of round logs.

We are depended on the availability of the ever more scarce becoming quality wood on the market. Also, the harvesting of wood is seasonal. Therefore, we must have secured our wood supplies long before our customers arrive, before they have even made their inquiries.

North American Species
We do have a long log buying experience in the USA. Since mid 80’s we started buying round logs for our own veneer supply. A close collaboration with local suppliers in various purchasing areas has been established since then. Partners are generally forestry companies, sawmills, log trading companies and veneer mills. During the felling season suppliers are visited for inspection and to select ourselves the premium quality veneer logs we need.

African and European Species
During the last ten years our purchasing program has been extended to African and European species. The market had slowly changed and we experienced that our customers demanded a lesser specialized and more all-round supplier in order to cover their complete needs. Again, we started building up stock by buying our own logs and complemented it later on with commercial grade veneers.

Most of them are custom graded and sold through our warehouse in The Netherlands.

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Production

The selected logs are processed into veneers by custom cutting factories in USA and Europe. Each log is ascribed an individual production number that relates to the tag that is applied during the purchasing process. After slicing, drying and clipping, each veneer bundle is numbered and given a barcode label containing the parcel number, log number, sequence number within the log, the dimensions and number of veneer sheets.

At the end of the production process each bundle of veneer can be traced back to the original source and growing area. After production, the complete and yet unsorted parcels are packed and shipped to our facilities in The Netherlands.

After arrival of the complete mill-run parcels, veneers are sorted in Brakel, NL according to customer requirements.

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