Binderholz brings focus on UK market

14 September 2016

Austria-based timber group Binderholz is positioning itself to make greater inroads in the UK’s sawn and planed softwood market following the formation of a new UK division.

The company is looking to sell production from two Finnish mills it acquired from Vapo Oy earlier this year – the Lieksa and Nurmes mills which have a combined 500,000m3 sawn timber capacity. There is also the possibility of further products from its other European mills being targeted at the UK market.

Binderholz has hitherto been known in the UK mainly for selling its glulam and cross-laminated timber.

The newly-registered Binderholz UK has already joined the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and London Softwood Club.

“I am proud that the Binderholz family has taken steps to make the UK and Irish markets key to their growth plans, and I believe joining the TTF is key to those plans,” said Wayne Probert, Binderholz’s head of sales for UK and Ireland.

Binder employs approximately 1,350 people in Austria, Germany and Finland, producing a range of solid timber products includes sawn timber, profiled timber, single-layer and multi-layer solid wood panels, glulam and Binderholz CLT BBS.