VIDA Canfor is a global supplier of refined products from sustainable Swedish and Canadian forest and are a stable supplier of roof trusses, wall elements and finished modules in wood. All raw material from VIDA Canfor sawmills are produced with both the highest quality and the environment considered where we are PEFC and FSC Certified.

The collaborative arrangement between Canfor and Vida is represented in Australia by Vida Wood Australia, headquartered in Queensland.

“This has resulted in substantial additional volumes of Canadian structural and other softwood products being imported into Australia at competitive rates,” Vida Wood Australia managing director Kurt Schrammel said.

He says Canfor can certainly relay and leverage on the well-established Vida Australia sales and distribution network to drive efficiencies while providing customers with exceptional service for high quality product.

“This means that the combined product ranges from our Swedish and Canadian productions offer a superb product range to customers,” he said. “Mainly and traditionally structural, we can also offer 19 mm dressed boards, weatherboards, battens, while other new product innovations will be investigated for supply opportunities.”

Canfor is pleased to have a presence in Australia says offshore sales executive Mark Lee.

“We see this as a good opportunity with strong housing construction, population growth and an expansive infrastructure program,” he said.

“So, yes, we want to be part of this opportunity and to be able to supply a reliable, high quality, compliant softwood timber products into the Australian market.”

Canfor traces its roots back to the late 1930s when brothers-in-law John G. Prentice and L.L.G. ‘Poldi’ Bentley and their families left their native Austria as the clouds of war gathered over Europe.

Canfor is now one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable timber, pulp and paper.

“We’ve built our reputation on the quality of our products, the reliability of our supply and our superior customer service,” Kurt Schrammel said.

Canfor’s kiln-dried Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) and Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) timber products are ideal for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial construction. The consistent, high-quality timber provides many benefits for builders, including less waste and fewer construction delays, which translate to higher profits.

In Australia, Canfor’s kiln-dried lodgepole pine is the one of the preferred choices of framing manufacturers because it is stable, less prone to crook or bow, is straighter than other species, and is lightweight and easy to cut, nail and screw.

For additional information about the Vida Wood-Canfor collaboration and related timber products contact Jacinta Colley on (07) 3147 8790.