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Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & Zonen

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Impression

Wijma through the years

1897 Founding of "Oosterlaan" steam-powered sawmill
Wijma-2021.05.18-7000
2021 Location in Kampen
1972 Production site in Kampen
1972 Production site in Kampen
Wijma-2021.05.18-7006
2021 Wood storage
1960 Founding of Wijma KG
1960 Founding of Wijma KG
Wijma-2021.05.18-7904
2021 Sawmill
Wijma-2021.05.18-7874

International Houthandel Wijma

Attractive and intelligent products

Wijma makes attractive and intelligent products from high-quality tropical hardwood.

For over 120 years, four generations have been responsible for building up a wealth of experience in the processing of hardwood from tropical forests. Wijma sells timber for example from West Africa, of which a lot is FSC®-certified.
A network of sales offices is responsible for the subsequent sale and distribution of finished products.

Central to our way of thinking and acting is responsibly produced hardwood. It is our specialisation, our driving force and our passion.

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Mission

By committing ourselves to responsible forestry and use of timber, Wijma is helping to protect the interests of humankind and the earth. Our policy is based on fixed values and standards, which are shaped and embraced by dedicated and talented employees. Wijma is a responsible, socially-aware and likewise successful producer of African hardwood, an attractive employer and professional business partner with a focus on continuity, sustainability, quality and values. In all respects, Wijma aims to be a reliable link for everyone in the chain from forest to finished product.

Vision

Wijma fulfils its role in the community by adopting a proactive and transparent attitude;
Wijma takes into account the interests of its staff, especially in respect of their safety;
Wijma invests in the education and talents of its people and expands their know-how and skills;
Wijma is a socially-responsible employer who is able to offer continuity on the basis of healthy returns on investment;

Wijma acts responsibly with the resources placed at its disposal, shows absolute transparency when it comes to the origin of its timber and does not buy illegal timber flows;
Wijma strives towards internationally recognised certificates showing the legality of the forests it manages;
Wijma works constantly towards effectuating responsible forestry, for example, by complying with the principles and criteria of FSC;
Wijma encourages the use of wood that can be shown to have come from sustainably managed forests;

Wijma constantly checks its policy on the basis of profitability; a meticulous management is responsible for the monitoring of this; Only proper financial capacity and healthy returns will enable Wijma acquire economic as well as social viability; Wijma adopts an international approach, in keeping with the international character of the trade in timber; Wijma focuses on the market, considering itself a leading player.

Business segments

Activities

The Wijma Group specialises in the following 5 business segments:

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Products for civil engineering projects

Because of their physical properties, African hardwoods such as Azobé, Tali or Okan are ideally suited for use in land and marine based engineering projects. We offer a professional range of products which provide excellent resistance to direct contact with soil and water. For example: sheet-piling, shoring materials, jetties, railway sleepers and dragline mats.

2

Prefabricated products and projects

Galleries, landings, platforms and support structures, noise barriers, guard rails and lock gates: we can offer complete solutions. The possibilities are endless and the results can be inspiring. The Wijma project department can be called upon at all stages of a project: consultancy services from the very outset, advising on woods and structural details, detailed constructional calculations and drawings on effectuation of the order, right up to delivery of the prefabricated constructions for efficient assembly by yourself or our own construction teams.

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Products for the construction of floors for trailers and platforms

In situations where floors have to bear a considerable load, Wijma is ideally placed to provide floors for trailers and stage platforms which can be manufactured in standard or bespoke formats, for example, from Keruing solid wood or multiplex panelling. Wijma can look after the whole process, from expert advice on floor applications to the delivery of a customised kit.

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Garden wood

From durable planting poles, timeless garden fences to high-quality decking for your patio, we have a small but excellent range of garden products made, for example, from Tali, Padouk or European Oak. As a distributor, we can help you develop your very own FSC or PEFC-certified range of products, pre-packed for the retail sector.

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Various types of wood

Woods for frames, sawn timber for framework or quality interior construction; the Wijma Group produces sawn timber for countless applications. We have all the knowledge on specific wood at our disposal to deliver sawn timber, for example: Sipo, Sapeli, Iroko, Moabi, Khaya, Samba and many other hardwoods.

Work at Wijma

On-the-job training, Excursions & Job vacancies

Job vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies.
On-the-job training for students
Wijma views the training of qualified personnel as a collective responsibility of the education system and the employment market. Wijma aims to give students an opportunity to gain on-the-job training in order to help them gain their study qualifications.
Excursions to Wijma
Additionally, we are happy to open our doors to schools and colleges (students and teachers) who wish to be introduced to our company and our (timber-related) activities. We would be happy to arrange an excursion (presentation and tour) for you. Guest lectures and presentations are also an option. Leave your e-mail address below. We are happy to put together something of your own choosing. Just ask us to arrange a suitable programme. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements!

More than 120 years of experience

History