LIGNIA Wood Company, the award-winning modified timber specialist, has signed a major distribution agreement with European distributor, Hout-Bois van Steenberge. The leading timber and panel importer in Benelux and France has agreed a non-exclusive agreement with LIGNIA to supply markets in Europe excluding the Nordic countries, UK and Ireland.
Hout-Bois van Steenberge imports softwood from all over Europe, and wood panels globally, and is a specialist in modified softwood. It now counts LIGNA’s modified timber softwood among its portfolio of products and will sell LIGNIA wood to the construction sector.
Following the agreement, the Belgium-based business is already placing orders, and LIGNIA is organising specialist training for its sales teams across Europe.
LIGNIA Wood Company produces modified timber at its base in Barry, Wales. It uses real softwood from responsibly sourced FSC-certified plantations which is then modified through a unique process. This gives LIGNIA products the beauty, performance and appearance of popular hardwoods.
Hout-Bois van Steenberge was established in 1903 and has evolved over its almost 120 year existence, from traditional wood trade to a true partner of the wood trade, building materials merchants, and civil engineering sectors. It ships, saws and supplies wood and sheet materials across the continent.
Steve Rogers, Commercial Director of LIGNIA Wood Company said: “We are really delighted to be working with such a proactive distributor for the Benelux markets and beyond. Hout-Bois van Steenberge already has a great deal of experience in selling modified timber and is well established in the Benelux region working with architects to drive product specification.”
Jean-Pierre Noel, CEO of Hout-Bois van Steenberge added: “We are delighted to introduce LIGNIA to the Benelux and French markets. We are convinced that with the quality of LIGNIA and the know-how we have on the market, we can offer our customers the best LIGNIA solutions.”