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Logs and lumber – Your direct connection to sustainable African timber

Interholco (IHC) is one of the leading international suppliers of African logs and lumber. The company has over 50 years of experience in responsible wood procurement and production in the African continent. With its own production facility (IFO) in the Republic of Congo, customers are served with high quality and FSC-certified African wood: logs, lumber, finger-joint products and more. Trading partners in several countries and locations assure flexible and fast service for our customers. Follow us to learn more about Interholco (IHC), its products and expertise.

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In-house production plant combined with a close co-operation with customers

Since its formation in the year 1962 Interholco (IHC) has continuously developed its market position for African logs and lumber. Sapelli, Sipo, Bossé, Tiama, Iroko, Wengé, Afrormosia, Tola and Khaya/Acajou make up the large majority of our product range, while our new product line in heavy species with Azobé, Tali, Bilinga or Padouk serves now an even bigger market. Our customers include manufacturers of flooring, windows, stairs, furniture, bridges and terrace decking as well as importers and boat builders.

Interholco (IHC) has total of seven (7) sales offices in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Interholco (IHC) has its own production plants in Africa. Our close cooperation with our in-house sawmill IFO (Republic of the Congo) guarantees reliability, quality and long-term delivery capabilities. We are consistently able to respond to our customers’ individual requirements by staying in personal contact with our production managers in the sawmills. This allows us to ensure that many different specific customer requirements can be integrated into the production flow. Our sales divisions keep in close contact with our customers in order to ensure they get the best possible yield from our products. Part of this involves an on-going review of the species of wood and the specification used in order to satisfy the needs of a continually changing marketplace. With our pre-drying system and our large kiln-drying capacities we are capable of supplying kiln-dried lumber shipped in containers. Furthermore we also regularly manufacture strips, scantlings and fixed dimensions in addition to the normal random specification. All timber products from IFO in the Republic of Congo can be delivered FSC-certified.

Responsible and sustainable forestry and procurement

We harvest our own forest concessions in the Congo Basin with a total area of 1,16 million hectares. The protection of such high-class wood resources and their economic productivity by means of responsible forestry is very important to us. We have initiated extensive measures worldwide in order to guarantee to our customers a reliable supply from sustainable and legally harvested forests. 

That includes strict procurement rules for all wood products in compliance with the EU Timber Regulation, avoiding any controversial wood. Furthermore Interholco AG is Chain of Custody (CoC)-registered to supply PEFC and LVT (Legality-Verified Timber) products. As a result of our efforts, Interholco was one of the first companies to obtain in 2014 NEPCon LegalSourceTM certification, demonstrating that our due diligence system conforms to EU TR requirements1.  

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1  Interholco NC-LS-0000160, Scope: wood products procured by Interholco AG outside the EU and placed on the EU market.

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