• How Interholco pushes ‘Forests Forward’ with WWF thanks to science-driven innovation

    How Interholco pushes ‘Forests Forward’ with WWF thanks to science-driven innovation

    21.03.2024. It's one of the earliest existing social networks, engineered by nature to allow for communication and personal relationships 24/7. It is open source and wireless, no passwords or wifi needed. A natural tropical forest is a wild thing, yet its wild species need protection: gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants, to name but a few.

  • Harmony of grain and versatility of use

    Harmony of grain and versatility of use

    08.03.2024. Cabinet makers, dream big with our responsibly sourced boules Made in Africa! Utilising all of a board makes sense for economic use? Then, take a good look at our amazing, flat boards: grain and colour guaranteed to match, for project consistency!

  • Wonder wood and B2B exchange: why the Dubai Wood Show is the place to be

    Wonder wood and B2B exchange: why the Dubai Wood Show is the place to be

    20.02.2024. Are you a carpenter, cabinetmaker, joiner, specifier, furniture manufacturer or fit-out specialist? Then our stand c06b in Hall 6 at the Dubai Wood Show is the place to be - from 5 to 7 March! The genie of the lamp is ready to fulfil your wishes: our 'Sustainable Wood Made in Africa' holds a thousand and one facets. Whatever story you want to tell, indoors or outdoors, our natural species will blow you away.

  • Ecological construction: more efficiency, comfort and health for all with our wood products

    Ecological construction: more efficiency, comfort and health for all with our wood products

    07.02.2024. The Environmental and Health Declaration Sheets (EHDS) for our wood products are now available! Design a more sustainable, low-carbon building that has a limited impact on the environment, giving future occupants the gift of a healthy environment.

  • Interholco calls for building tomorrow with sustainable wood at Macao Forum

    Interholco calls for building tomorrow with sustainable wood at Macao Forum

    01.12.2023. Wood is a crucially important material for ensuring a sustainable future. This is the opinion of 700 key players in the global timber industry, including representatives of governments, companies, international organisations and research bodies, who gathered at the Global Legal and Sustainable Timber Forum (GLSTF) in Macao SAR, China, on 21–22 November 2023.

  • ‘Friendly fence’ paints the town red: a success story with Tali

    ‘Friendly fence’ paints the town red: a success story with Tali

    18.09.2023. Is the forecast predicting rough weather at your end? Then brace yourself: stark temperature drops, high winds and heavy rain can sometimes cause damage. When a winter storm thrashed his backyard wall in Aarhus, Denmark, eco-techie Kristian Jørgensen knew what to do. He wielded his wood magic on the deteriorated cement. 

  • Opening up the space, living without barriers

    Opening up the space, living without barriers

    09.08.2023. The housing sector is undergoing profound changes: urban concentration, high land prices, climate change... energy renovation is also one of the issues we have to face. The challenge for project managers: to imagine how to expand existing housing without upsetting the codes. Our answer: engineered wood that is certified sustainable (Forest Stewardship Council, FSC® C022952) and technically reliable (CTB-LCA, KOMO).

  • Interholco drives ESG transparency

    Interholco drives ESG transparency

    16.08.2023. Climate and biodiversity are closely intertwined. Climate change is one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss, while ecosystem destruction contrasts nature’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, precipitating climate change. Just as supply chains must become deforestation-free by 2025 if the Paris Agreement climate goals are to be met, ZSL’s SPOTT (Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit) found that there is much the private sector can do. 

  • Unique living spaces with a focus on nature

    Unique living spaces with a focus on nature

    19.07.2023. Times are changing: building sustainably and responsibly is no longer a desire but a requirement (RE2020). The supply of raw materials is becoming more difficult and costs are rising, all of which is driving the construction industry to design differently.

    We have the solution: glulam and finger-jointed timber.

  • Co-creating change for 1,300 children in Congo

    Co-creating change for 1,300 children in Congo

    29.06.2023. In Congo Brazzaville, public schools offer primary tuition for free. Finding quality tuition aid materials, however, is not as straightforward. Especially in the wake of the pandemic.Earlier this year,leadingwood importerGLOBAL TIMBER (Denmark) maderoom to readin the IFO library, run byINTERHOLCO’ssubsidiaryIndustrieForestière deOuesso (IFO) in thevillage ofNgombé.

  • Fingerjointed timber Made in Africa, joining high quality with KOMO certification

    Fingerjointed timber Made in Africa, joining high quality with KOMO certification

    03.04.2023. Interholco is proud to announce that, since September 2022, its engineered wood product line is KOMOcertified, K-33417 for finger-jointed wood products and K-33418 for three-ply laminated scantlings, respectively. Engineered wood is known to be particularly stable and has increasingly attracted attention even for structural applications. Interholco is no beginner as it holds more than 10 years of experience in fingerjointed wood production.

  • Wood you be my friend? Celebrating International Day of Forests 2023 with Kosipo and Tali

    Wood you be my friend? Celebrating International Day of Forests 2023 with Kosipo and Tali

    21.03.2023. Rest is an important time to recharge one’s batteries and have a healthy approach to daily work. Sitting by the pool, facing the river Sangha, an ingeniously built hut entices our colleagues in the Republic of Congo to kick back and enjoy their spare time. With long-lasting friends: Kosipo, a magnificent 8 meter long slab of wood hosting lunches and barbecues; and beautifully durable Tali, alternating with Padouk and Wenge, which artfully results in a superb decking.

  • Interholco’s wood products all set to shine at the Dubai Wood Show (7-9 March 2023)

    Interholco’s wood products all set to shine at the Dubai Wood Show (7-9 March 2023)

    14.02.2023. This year, do yourself a favour: visit Interholco’sStand C 05bin Hall 6 at the Dubai Wood Show. The reason is a no brainer: this well-established fair is the Middle East’s unique gateway to wood wonders. Wood eases the mind, its warmth soothes the heart. Plus, the sky’s the limit when it comes to wood demand.

  • Panoramic view from Pier 4, Aarhus Ø.  Photo ⓒ SmartDrones Aarhus / Flickr

    The Danish island that tells its tale with African hardwood

    30.01.2023. At first it was just a terrace made from Azobé in front of NAVITAS, but then Azobé ran all around it. The civil engineering institute of Aarhus University resides within NAVITAS, an authentic powerhouse of research, innovation and excellence on the island of Aarhus, Aarhus Ø in Danish. 

  • It’s a Kanda magic – stunning hardwood decking in New Zealand

    It’s a Kanda magic – stunning hardwood decking in New Zealand

    12.01.2023. Heaven is a place on earth in Langs Beach, New Zealand and the impression will be nothing short of the real thing once you arrive. Nestled on white sands, a brisk hour and a half away from Auckland, this holiday home is the perfect getaway for any length of stay, from a stretched-out day to long weeks.

  • Sustainable Hardwood Made in Africa, our natural ally in the fight against deforestation

    Sustainable Hardwood Made in Africa, our natural ally in the fight against deforestation

    13.12.2022. Last 6 December, the European Union agreed a new law that would ban the import of products linked to deforestation. INTERHOLCO's top priority is to ensure that the harvesting and transport of timber has minimal impact, with no permanent or irreversible change to the services provided by the forest.

  • African hardwood, 'Fair & Precious' by nature

    African hardwood, 'Fair & Precious' by nature

    14.09.2022. With 30 years of experience in the African timber industry, Interholco's Vice President Production and Sales Christophe Janssen has been interviewed by the European Coalition for Sustainable Tropical Timber (STTC). Zoom on Interholco's operations and objectives as a 'Fair&Precious' partner.

  • One simple step to truly make a difference for forests and climate

    One simple step to truly make a difference for forests and climate

    22.08.2022. Every week, the equivalent of all the buildings in Paris are built, globally and the pace is increasing. FSC® has released a call to action for the construction sector: https://youtu.be/ROpmNhRviL0and INTERHOLCO is proud to be featured in FSC’s video.

  • SPOTT ESG transparency assessment and INTERHOLCO

    SPOTT ESG transparency assessment and INTERHOLCO

    08.08.2022. This year, INTERHOLCO ranks first in SPOTT’s ESG transparency assessment of 100 timber companies in the tropics. Let’s take a closer look. When it comes to tropical forests, the shortest distance from A to B is, ESG.

  • The best kept secret in INTERHOLCO ‘s Sustainability report 2022

    The best kept secret in INTERHOLCO's Sustainability report 2022

    08.07.2022. Just as 2022 marks INTERHOLCO’s 60th anniversary, the company launches its latest Sustainability Report. Our wood products are the fruit of a people alliance,’ says Ulrich Grauert, INTERHOLCO CEO.With this publication, we want even people sitting miles away from where we harvest and process our wood to see what our  ‘Made in Africa’ stands for.’  

  • ‘Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa’ co-creating a sustainable future for people and planet

    ‘Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa’ co-creating a sustainable future for people and planet

    29.06.2022. Wood can be used for diverse purposes, with lower environmental impacts than many alternative materials. Wood used once can be reused and recycled, thereby extending its life and further reducing its material footprint.

  • ‘Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Europe’s leading timber show

    ‘Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Europe’s leading timber show

    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.

  • The future awaits at Europe’s leading timber show, Carrefour du bois (1-3 June 2022, Nantes)

    The future awaits at Europe’s leading timber show, Carrefour du bois (1-3 June 2022, Nantes)

    24.05.2022.You are a trader, manufacturer, carpenter, architect, developer, designer, forester? Your business relations here at INTERHOLCO are sure to be attending the Carrefour du Bois from 1 to 3 June 2022 in Nantes (France), come and join us on Stand A3, Hall 2!

  • All you need is LOBI, to write a story 1300 children in Congo love

    All you need is LOBI, to write a story 1300 children in Congo love

    31.03.2022. Easter is fast approaching and INTERHOLCO is launching its new campaign: What does it take to write a story that 1300 children in Congo love?Only one crayon: Lobi! For each Lobi purchased, the equivalent of 15 EUR will be donated to the primary school in the village of Ngombé in the Republic of Congo.

  • Let’s choose sustainable hardwood for people and planet

    Let’s choose sustainable hardwood for people and planet

    21.03.2022. On International Forest Day, INTERHOLCO is delighted to share photos of this magnificent Kosipo staircase, made by INTERHOLCO customer KORA. Everything here is redolent with spring. As if a blessing had fallen on Kosipo, an African wood that breathes the life of Northern Congo’s forests.

  • Anchoring cities to forests

    Anchoring cities to forests

    15.03.2022. Urban forests can transform cities into healthier places to live, not ‘just’ thanks to trees, but also through wood products for furniture and construction.

  • Carpets unroll for the finest hardwood at Dubai Wood Show 2022

    Carpets unroll for the finest hardwood at Dubai Wood Show 2022

    25.02.2022. 8,000 wood professionals know best: from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 March, the go-to venue for B2B business is back in Dubai! Carpets unroll, as the popular Dubai Wood Show flies back exhibitors from more than 70 countries. INTERHOLCO and Abalon will once again showcase some of the finest, high-quality hardwood from Africa’s rainforests and temperate forests, respectively.

  • The future grows with wood

    The future grows with wood

    17.02.2022. One month into the new year, wood has turned into the cornerstone of future lifestyles. The ‘digital Neanderthal’ humans have as much of a tendency towards cool technology as they have a compelling desire for coziness, warm materials. In short: high-tech, high-touch – and wood is the natural choice.

  • Lobi, the art of writing the future

    Lobi, the art of writing the future

    03.12.2021. INTERHOLCO is proud to present Lobi, the spearhead of its first collection made from FSC®* certified Sustainable Hardwood, Made in Africa according to the most demanding socio-environmental criteria. Lobi means 'tomorrow' and 'future' in the broadest sense; the name is derived from Lingala, the most widely used language in Congo Basin countries.

  • Central African Forests Forever, the book that grows like a tree, downloadable for free in English, French and Chinese

    Central African Forests Forever, the book that grows like a tree, downloadable for free in English, French and Chinese

    29.11.2021. Dutch writer Meindert Brouwer has reviewed and expanded his 'Central African Forests Forever', an all-round must-read on Congo Basin natural tropical forests. The book comprises 17 new chapters about opportunities and solutions for their conservation and sustainable use.

  • My human-kind choice: wood!

    My human-kind choice: wood!

    05.10.2021. FSC®-certified (Forest Stewardship Council® C022952) hardwood from Africa delivers so many benefits that it is quite hard to think of a comparably ‘generous’ construction or building material. In several Central African countries, forestry is already the first or second largest employment sector.

  • My choice for wind design: wood

    My choice for wind design: wood

    15.09.2021. A building represents an obstacle to the wind flow. The wind exerts pressures on the building that generate forces perpendicular to the building surface. Therefore, a building must be designed and dimensioned to withstand the strongest winds that are likely to occur during its lifetime at its location.

  • My choice for organic shapes: wood!

    My choice for organic shapes: wood!

    31.08.2021. Boat and furniture builders have been bending wood for many years, to meet hydrodynamic and ergonomic requirements. In buildings, however, these techniques are relatively uncommon.

  • Certified wood, my sustainable design ally

    Certified wood, my sustainable design ally

    27.08.2021. Wood is the only building material that ensures it comes from responsibly managed sources, in this case forests.

  • Bosse, a new form for sculpture

    Bosse, a new form for sculpture

    24.08.2021. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) is a major representative of 20th century sculpture who developed modernism into a personal universe of her own, close to abstract art and strongly inspired by nature.

  • My choice for fire protection: wood

    My choice for fire protection: wood!

    30.07.2021. Wood is a flammable material, granted. But it also has innate flame-retardant properties. Wooden structures remain highly stable in the event of fire.

  • Bosse: frame your best moments

    Bosse: frame your best moments

    16.07.2021. What we remember in life, is the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we made along the way. The others are windows open onto ourselves. At INTERHOLCO, we take care of the frame. You decide who to invite on the journey.

  • Spotlight on: Bosse (Guarea cedrata, Guarea laurentii De Wild. and Guarea thompsonii Sprague & Hutch)

    Spotlight on: Bosse (Guarea cedrata, Guarea laurentii De Wild. and Guarea thompsonii Sprague & Hutch)

    13.07.2021. Guarea cedrata, Guarea laurentii De Wild. and Guarea thompsonii Sprague & Hutch is all traded as Bosse. Evergreen, large tree up to 45(–55) m tall; bole branchless for up to 26 (–41) m, usually straight and cylindrical, sometimes fluted, up to 150(–200) cm in diameter, sometimes with spreading, blunt buttresses up to 3 m high.

  • My cost-effective choice: wood!

    My cost-effective choice: wood!

    30.06.2021. Wood saves more or less one third of the time used in conventional building construction. Prefabrication frees the construction process from the uncertainty of weather events. 

  • INTERHOLCO first in SPOTT-on assessment of forest solutions for people and planet

    INTERHOLCO first in SPOTT-on assessment of forest solutions for people and planet

    24.06.2021. Deforestation and forest degradation are non-negotiables: millions of us depend on how far we are ready to go, to protect our forests i.e. our climate, our health, our food, our water, not to mention some of the world’s most extraordinary plants and animals. 

  • Talking wood: "Our wood can tell where it’s from

    Talking wood: "Our wood can tell where it’s from"

    18.06.2021. When our wood products reach the port of delivery, their marking allows for identification of the supply, all the way to the forest of origin. This is known as, traceability.

  • Supporting customers with trust

    Supporting customers with trust

    26.05.2021. In December 2020, INTERHOLCO passed the FSC® audit, which took place in the field. 'At INTERHOLCO, we strive for honesty, integrity,'says Tom van Loon, Head of Sustainability, INTERHOLCO. 'We place utmost importance on successful long-term partnerships with our suppliers and customers.'

  • My energy-efficient choice: wood

    My energy-efficient choice: wood!

    02.06.2021. Buildings have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment. During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions.

  • Listening to forest peoples to deliver solutions

    Listening to forest peoples to deliver solutions

    24.05.2021. In Baka language ‘Musungui’ means, ‘to help one another’. The spirit of ‘Musungui’ is what best describes INTERHOLCO’s ALLIANCE: the ability to deliver solutions, joining forces. One of the solutions is, in fact, listening. Listening makes it possible to pinpoint key factors, measures that need to be improved at strategy level. 

  • Kosipo: contemporary chic organic

    Kosipo: contemporary chic organic

    11.05.2021. And now, for an unusual use of wood!  The choice of Kosipo, a superior hardwood that INTERHOLCO offers with FSC® certification, draws the attention to the washbasin which acquires an aesthetically dominant role.

  • My healthy choice: wood!

    My healthy choice: wood!

    26.04.2021. With more days per week and more hours each day spent at home, many of us struggle to calm their minds and find their balance. Even when working from home, we are bombarded by a constant hype, 24/7 distraction and endless barrage of pings from our phones. The solution? Wood can make us feel better, turning our home into a happier place.

  • Kosipo, quality of art

    Kosipo, quality in art

    12.04.2021. Wood for carving must be dry, cannot be brittle and should not release its internal stresses when carved. The Kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei Harms) that INTERHOLCO offers with FSC® certification meets all these criteria, exceeding them.

  • Spotlight on: Kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei Harms)

    Spotlight on: Kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei Harms)

    07.04.2021. Kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei Harms) or West African Cedar is a large tree growing in West Africa and the Congo Basin, reaching about 50 m in height. It grows a straight and cylindrical bole of more than 2 m in diameter. 

  • Taking the ecological transition onboard

    Taking the ecological transition onboard

    29.03.2021. In the North of the Republic of Congo, the ecological transition is successful. As soon as the season allows and the water level is suitable, INTERHOLCO's flagship product, "Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa", is transported down the Sangha, a tributary of the Congo River.

  • Slow Quality, a subtle rebellion

    Slow Quality, a subtle rebellion

    17.03.2021. With its exceptional properties, Africa’s Wengé wood which INTERHOLCO is proud to offer with FSC® certification deserves first class manufacturing. As Japan’s leading manufacturer of wooden furniture, Karimoku proudly upholds a steady focus on quality.

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