14.06.2022. INTERHOLCO’s ‘Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Carrefour du Bois, Europe's number one trade fair for the wood sector. INTERHOLCO has noted an unprecedented attendance rate and a strong increase in the number of foreign visitors, including several from the United States, Africa and Asia.
After 4 years of absence, the 2022 edition of Europe’s go-to event for the wood sector welcomed no less than 607 exhibitors – an absolute record! These wood professionals from some 40 different countries saw an influx of 14,000 visitors, more than 20% compared to the previous edition.
INTERHOLCO’s sales team celebrated the company's 60th anniversary on this exceptional stage over the course of three days, from 1 to 3 June. INTERHOLCO’s stand saw a steady flow of trusted customers and project partners stopping by for a meet-and-greet. Sawn timber, boules, finger-jointed laminated scantlings, decking solutions, and of course promotional species, all proudly harvested and Made in Africa with FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council® FSC® C022952) certification, came together under one roof, to the delight of visitors .
Another highlight was the Forum held by ATIBT (International Tropical Timber Technical Association) during the timber show. INTERHOLCO is one of ATIBT’s members and bearer of the 'Fair&Precious' brand and its 10 commitments. INTERHOLCO had the honour of welcoming Her Excellency the Minister of Forest Economy of the Republic of Congo, Mrs Matondo, to its stand. The Minister gave an interesting presentation on developments in the timber sector in Congo at the ATIBT Forum.
With its concept 100% wood, Carrefour du bois is Europe’s leading timber tradeshow, organised every 2 years in Nantes (France) by the trade for the trade (Fibois Pays de la Loire and The Grand Maritime Port de Nantes Saint Nazaire).
Once again, this key event in the timber sector confirms its role as the event that is not to be missed for all the trade. A place to exchange information: be it about the market, the latest tendencies, new products etc., it is an excellent barometer.
Construction, architecture and design: wood is under the spotlight and ‘Sustainable hardwood - Made in Africa' steals the show. INTERHOLCO's wood products, with their upscaled range, turn heads – effortlessly.
Thank you all! See you in 2024!
INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a responsible solution to promote better living conditions (construction with wood), reduce climate change, and increase social justice. As FSC-certified producer specialized in producing and trading logs, sawn timber, glued laminated scantlings and other products, INTERHOLCO manages the entire chain, from forest to customers since 1962. Harvesting wood selectively, INTERHOLCO protects 1.1 million hectares of natural forest from permanent conversion to agricultural land, giving 16’000 local inhabitants access to quality basic services and keeping the habitat of thousands of gorillas and elephants.
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Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Neuhofstr. 25, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
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