Afritimsu Group Hardwoods

Afritimsu Group Transacts Wood And Wood Products On A Global Scale. We Are Dynamic, Responsible, Financially Sound And Growing.

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Afritimsu Group Services Offered

Our customer are typically importers, trading companies and downstream manufacturers. They are fully engaged with running their businesses on a day-to-day basis in the geography they serve. They concentrate on developing their downstream markets and manage and improve local customer relationships.

Export Services

Afritimsu Group LTD exports wood products to all major seaports worldwide. With more than 50 years of experience, our company can handle almost all types of orders in a reasonable and competitive time. We have shipped our products to all continents, including, but not limited to, Asia, South East Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. If you are looking to import tropical/African wood, you are in the right place. Take a look at our products pages and discover the more than 30 species of exotic wood we are capable of exporting. Don't hesitate to contact our team for details.

Consultancy Services

We advise a wide range of clients, from those with no previous experience in forestry ownership, to large companies specializing in timber production. Our Foresters hold the highest professional standards, and their qualifications are built on extensive education and practical experience. They are committed to serving your interests and enhancing the productivity, profitability, beauty and enjoyment of your forest resource. Your assets are treated with care and expertise in confidence. Whether it is 10 acres or 100,000 acres, your forestland is important to you and the general public. Our forester will advise and guide you on how to realize the full potential of your woodland.

Brokage Services

For suppliers. Whether you are forest owners or forestry operators, your company has a large stock of raw material from forest products (wood, coal, chip, etc.). We can help you sell your products on the international markets. We have an extensive database and networking to help you quickly find a buyer for your products. In addition, Afritimsu Group is a guarantee for the management and monitoring of your operations. Whether your property is certified or not, you're welcome to partner with us on the condition that you are a legal source, and can prove it. There is always a solution for everything. However, we encourage all stakeholders to practice the rules of responsible forest management. By entrusting us with your inventory and your products, you are assured of having transparency and true freedom. The prices of your products depend on you and are sold as you have decided, and the terms and conditions of sale depend entirely on you. Our only concern is to defend your needs and to ensure the safety and satisfaction of buyers, while growing the sales and sourcing network of Afritimsu Group.

Harvesting Services

Afritimsu Group harvesting unit is a unit created to serve the industry, with over 18 years’ experience in delivering the very latest harvesting solutions for forests and woodlands, for both public and private owners. We cover felling and hauling. We have harvested more than 320,000 cubic meters of wood in Cameroon and Gabon alone. Our mission is to maximize the returns from every single contract we undertake. We pride ourselves on being a tight-knit team operating in an area where skill, attention to detail, an awareness of the environment and the health & safety risks involved (and their mitigation) are at a premium. We work to your timetable and take pride in maintaining the integrity of woodland activities, such as shooting, game rearing, local wildlife, flora and fauna. Our operators are professional, polite and considerate of the area in which they are working. We always do our best to preserve roads and forest roads , as we understand how essential these are to the owner and the public.

Felling Services

Slaughter is an essential step in our business. We work with high-performance equipment and fell trees in accordance with the cycles of the rise and fall of their sap, especially hardwoods. Two felling techniques can be used: Chainsaw logging for trees with a large circumference (greater than 50 cm diameter) Harvesting with a special machine called a "harvester" for trees of lower circumferences of the trees and the land that lend themselves For trees near power lines or fences, we do the wiring and guide the tree during its fall. Our company promotes the use of lightweight materials and adapts its work to the weather, so as not to damage the soil.

Wood quality and species inspections

This action is performed by an independent, third party wood products inspection, testing, and consulting company which is also a member of the Afritimsu Group Network, with field representation throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. It provides professional forest products inspection services to all of our customers. It provides the highest quality assurance services to grade stamping facilities, pressure treating facilities, heat treating facilities, panel manufacturing facilities, pallet manufacturing facilities, log/timber frame manufacturing facilities, truss manufacturing facilities, utility product manufacturing facilities and engineered products manufacturing facilities. In addition, it maintains state of the art chemical analysis, biomass analysis and physical property laboratories to support our mission. The company operates as a cutting edge organization, while their creativity, energy and entrepreneurial spirit allow us the flexibility to react and respond to the needs of the industry. The company provides superior quality assurance programs and services to the local forest products industry. This is accomplished by providing timely, cost effective services, thorough and accurate inspections, and exemplary customer service. These duties are performed by an energetic, highly trained and experienced staff.

Pre-shipment Inspection

In case, you/your company has made or has the intention to sign a contract to buy wood products from a firm other than Afritimsu, we can provide you a with a Pre-shipment Inspection. The goods should be located in the following countries: CAMEROON, GABON, IVORY COAST, GHANA, CONGO DR or CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE. This service is implemented by Afritimsu & Co. through third party company and it concerns ONLY wood/forest products. We do not inspect other products. We check shipment details, such as the price, quantity and quality of goods ordered overseas. The purpose is to safeguard national financial interests (prevention of capital flight and commercial fraud, as well as customs duty evasion, for instance) and to compensate for inadequacies in administrative infrastructures. We physically inspect goods to determine: if the goods exist, the quality and quantity of goods, an accurate classification of tariff codes, and an accurate valuation of goods for payable duties and taxes.

Article 03.... Impact of COVID-19 on the EU tropical wood market .

The impact of COVID-19 on imports of tropical wood and wood furniture on individual EU27 countries has varied widely, dependent on underlying economic and trade trends before the onset of the pandemic, the differing level of each country’s exposure to the pandemic, and variation in the timing and scope of the policy response.......... Read On!