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Global Timber is a thriving international company with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. The company headquarters and warehouse are located in Aarhus, Denmark. The warehouse contains the largest stock of the very best quality hardwood timber in Northern Europe, sourced from six continents.

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31. August 2022

Exhibitions Fall 2022

It’s finally time. COVID is retreating and we can start meeting internationally again. Therefore, we are excited to announce our exhibition plans for the fall. We are looking forward to meet, talk, and laugh together once again.  ...

30. August 2022

Oak barrels vol. 2.0

By Per Friis Knudsen   Oak barrels is a fun topic and oenophiles (wine enthusiasts) thought it was a good read about basic barrel facts. I believe I could make a lot of articles about why I prefer my gin stored in sherr...

Inside a modern German sawmill

By Petra Postolache   Did you know there are around 34.000 sawmills spread around in the EU countries? The majority of them are qualified as small and medium enterprises...

15. July 2022

Oak barrels

By: Per Friis Knudsen   If your family name is Cooper, chances are that a relative of yours was a brewer, distiller, or winemaker because a barrel maker is called a cooper (in Danish it would be the same for people with...

FLEGT – an EU green lane for trading

By: Petra Postolache The world needs more renewable materials and timber is one of the preferred renewables in the green economy of tomorrow. The global timber production is at an increasing pace, but there is no healthy economy on...

25. May 2022

Glassworms and other wood marks

By: Per Friis Knudsen   The mystery of ash continues in this latest newsletter about… well, ash....

MYTHBUSTING: timber harvesting

By: Krishnanunni Ravindran   This month we thought about debunking some of the myths connected with the timber industry and deforestation. So, we have invited Krishnanunni Ravindran, who is an expert in sustainable tro...

20. April 2022

Biodiversity in forests

By: Petra Postolache   The hairy caterpillar in the picture above is the larva of the pale tussock moth. The small insect is, for us, a symbol of diversity of life forms in European forests and of our support for the FS...

Wood Science: The many uses of wood

By: Per Friis Knudsen & Emma Wallace   Humans have utilised wood since we first had a tool in our hands. Today, we walk on wooden floors, open wooden doors, sit in wooden furniture, walk o...

24. March 2022

Climate change: impacts on the European forests

By: Petra Postolache & Krishnanunni Ravindran    It is unfortunate that the ...

Ash; a battle to survive

By: Per Friis Knudsen In my last article, I went into depth with a specific species; and...

24. February 2022

Sustainable development goals & wood

By: Petra Postolache If the past two years with a global pandemic have taught us something, it is the intrinsic connection between health, nature, and economy. Our lives have changed radically from one day to another and the need t...

Diving into wood: Ash

By Per Friis Knudsen Ash is a large wood species. In Europe, it gets up to 60 meter tall and a meter in diameter. Fraxinus excelsior is one of these species that doesn’t need an even terrain to grow as ...

28. January 2022

Paying it forward

By: Petra Postolache Paying it forward For Global Timber, paying it forward means going beyond compliance with the law and assume a more active role in society. The future of our business is acting sustainably and th...

CO2 storage in wood

By: Per Friis Knudsen   CO2 storage in wood A new resolution for the GT Asia team is to continue writing our successful articles for our e-newsletter. One of the topics that interests me the mo...

29. November 2021

Tropical Timber: Concerns & Prospects

By: Petra Postolache   As the world’s attention has been directed towards COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, we are using this opportunity to reflect upon Global Timber’s own impact in the world. Our goal is to go beyond c...

Wood Science Explained

Please note! The orginial article contains pictures and can be downloaded here.   By: Per Friis Knudsen The topic of wood...

15. October 2021

The world is moving, and we have to move with it

This article was first published in the September/October issue of Panels & Furniture Asia. I am very pleased with the number of orders Global Timber has managed to sign over the last 10 months – not just American and Europea...

20. September 2021

The European forest is an ever-changing place

With four changing seasons, comes changing colours of a temperate deciduous forest. The look can vary from month to month and with the autumn approaching in Europe, the leaves turn yellow and red. Before falling to the ground, they flutter around ...

Global Timber Headquarter – An inspirational building

This month we open our doors and invite you inside our Danish headquarter. The almost three-year-old building is inspired by an architectural mix of “Scandinavia meets Japan”; or in other words, where a minimalistic lifestyle meets a state of ...

27. August 2021

A perspective from within the wood industry

Why is it a good idea to get certified in regard to timber production? A certificate is just like a diploma you get in school; a mechanism for attesting that something respects a given norm or qua...

27. July 2021

How it all started

How it all started Founded in 2006, A/S Global Timber emerged from our previous company name Internationalt Hårdttræ, a timber company whose roots stretch back to the 1970s. In 1974 Lars Munch Christensen, a very well-k...

22. June 2021

Experienced And International Experts In Hardwood

Experienced And International Experts In Hardwood At Global Timber, we are a group of experienced, competent, international experts in our fields – who happily go to work to service our customers, help them to be effici...

20. May 2021

Niche Vs. Standard products and the Due Dilligence System

A niche product is a distinct segment within any given market, something that is specific and specialized for a purpose. Wood has been used for thousands of years for fuel, construction material, for making tools and weapons, furn...

21. April 2021

African Hardwood – A significant part of Global Timber

Challenges of Tropical Timber In 1990 several environmental organizations have proposed to boycott all tropical timber in order to save the forests. Remove the international demand for tropical timber and you will remove th...

24. March 2021

European Hardwood – The Big Picture

Ownership of European Forest & Demand of Hardwood  Slightly less than half of Europe forest land is privately owned and some are state owned. A large part is owned by the forest industry or families. There are...

17. February 2021

Everything you need to know about the hardwood industry

Grading rules For American hardwood, the grading rules are easy and need less explanation in terms of quality sorting/ranking. For us in Asia...

15. January 2021

Why a secure wood supply is the biggest factor in removing trade barriers for your company

Why a secure wood supply is the biggest factor in removingtrade barriers for your company If you are a manufacturer of wood-based products, you know the importance of a secure and reliable supply of raw-m...

3. June 2020

Pursuit of the Next Level

Expanding business and trades in Asia, Panels & Furniture Magazine has taken a closer look into Global Timber Asia and created a personal article about our Asian activities featuring Director of Asia, Per Friis Knudsen. Since 2...

7. April 2020

We Make a Positive Difference

At Global Timber we work with the most sustainable raw material available – wood! Plant it, it grows. Cut it down, and it can be used and reused, both for inside and outside in different installations. Wood makes a positive differenc...

26. February 2020

Grand Opening of new Headquarter

Enjoy a preview of an afternoon well spent, in the company of “industry partners” and take a look inside, of what we believe candidates to be the most significant headquarter south of Aarhus, Denmark.  ...

10. September 2019

Proud Ambassador

Global Timber is an active and committed member of the Danish Timber Federation, which prescribes its members to source wood on sustainable principles and to control the environmental responsibility of their suppliers. That is why we also are a pr...

5. October 2018

Global Timber builds new head quarter

The new joint headquarter of Global Timber and Fredsted Floors has begun. The new administration building contains 1470 – spread out on 1109 square meters of new built and 381 square meters of renovated construction including office, joint f...

14. August 2018

New logo and identity

As the new head quarter is coming into place the management at Global Timber decided to give the DNA and strategy a high focus as well. Therefore, it was obvious to think in current trends and create a re-branding of the 12-year-old company....

1. June 2018

Global Timber expands the warehouse

In the beginning of 2018 Global Timber expanded the capacity of the warehouse on Michael Drewsens Vej and the southern pent roof on 655 square meters of extra space is finish. This gives an opportunity to expand the assortment to the customers and...

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