It means Rougier will be in a position to supply a full range of FSC-certified products, including sawn timber from all Cameroon’s traditional tree species, as well as a variety of machined products.

This includes laminated timber, finger-jointed wood, decking, joists with CE marking and finger-jointed solid blocks carrying KOMO certification from species including ayous, sapele, tali, frake and okan.

Rougier’s FSC certification relates to concessions covering 285,667ha of forest in the Mbang area managed by subsidiary SFID.

“Through our efforts in matters of certification, we wish to consolidate our positions on the developing markets for certified products,” said Rougier CEO Francis Rougier.

“This approach allows us to set ourselves apart from the competition and contributes to strengthening the Rougier image.”