... a name written in wood
Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & Zonen
Wijma through the years
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.
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.
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;
The Wijma Group specialises in the following 5 business segments:
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.
Prefabricated products and projectsGalleries, 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.
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.
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.
Various types of woodWoods 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.
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