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, the 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.

“We are really delighted to be working with such a proactive distributor for the Benelux markets and beyond,” said Steve Rogers, commercial director at LIGNIA Wood Company. “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.”

"We are delighted to introduce LIGNIA to the Benelux and French markets,” added Jean-Pierre Noel, chief executive officer of Hout-Bois van Steenberge. 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.”

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