LIGNIA signs up Italian distributor

27 November 2019

LIGNIA Wood Company has signed a distribution agreement with Italian timber specialists Bellotti Spa, who will distribute LIGNIA and LIGNIA Yacht modified wood products to the Italian and Swiss markets.

The agreement was signed in Amsterdam at METSTRADE, the world’s biggest trade yachting show, where both companies were exhibiting their product ranges. There were further celebrations at the show when LIGNIA won a major DAME Design Award for its LIGNIA Yacht wood deck product that is now being used on boats around the world as an alternative to teak.

Bellotti was established in 1927 and is a leading manufacturer of specialist timber with strong connections to the Italian super yacht industry. The deal is a non-exclusive distribution agreement to market and sell LIGNIA wood into the construction sector along with LIGNIA Yacht into the marine sector.

LIGNIA Wood Company produces modified timber at its base in Barry, Wales.

“We are delighted to welcome Bellotti to our select list of distributor partners,” said Hans Ng, CEO of LIGNIA Wood Company. “Italy is very important to us in both construction and the yacht world and Bellotti has many connections, especially with super yacht brands. They’re also very innovative and their technical capabilities are a great match for our ambitions. We’ve had a successful show at METSTRADE, especially winning a prestigious DAME Design Award, and signing with Bellotti at METSTRADE gives us a real presence in new important markets.”

“We are pleased to be working with LIGNIA and to be supplying their modified wood products to our chosen markets in Italy and Switzerland,” added Pietro Bellotti, CEO of Bellotti. “Our business is always looking for new technologies and innovations and we are sure this will be a great partnership.”

From left: Hans Ng, Pietro Bellotti and Steve Rogers of LIGNIA