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Global Timber A/S is a well-established and independent, Danish-owned company, suppling hardwood, with four partners in our management. With individual competencies and years of experiences in global trading of hardwood, they represent a great team with a profound knowledge about the business of hardwood.

Founded in 2006, the company emerged from Internationalt Hårdttræ, a timber company whose roots stretch back to the 1970s. In 1972, Lars Munch Christensen, a well-known figure in the timber industry and for a period, partner in Global Timber, founded Internationalt Hårdttræ.
Global Timber’s two founders Kasper Fredsted and Peter Bæk, were both apprentices at Internationalt Hårdttræ. Anders Bitzer and Søren Vinther joined Global Timber as partners at a later stage. Global Timber’s partners saw the potential in the market for a globally oriented company. The management operates and develops the enterprise, based on a respected business model that includes ethics and the development and maintenance of trade relationships.

In 2013 Per Friis Knudsen established an office in Petaling Jaya, close to Kuala Lumpur, from where he has developed hardwood trade in Southeast Asia, notably in Indonesia and Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.

Global Timbers origin began in Denmark in 1974. After operating as a representative office in five years, the first of January 2018, we registered Global Timber Asia Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, whom Per Friis Knudsen became our Director of our Asian activities.

2018

New company headquarters opens in Hoejbjerg, Aarhus

2018

Registered company Global Timber Asia Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

2017

Global Timber acquires Terp and Stenshøj from Vejle, Denmark.

Designated a Gazelle company (award for exceptional development)

2016

Purchases new company headquarters in Højbjerg, Aarhus.

Designated Gazelle, EY Entrepreneur of the Year and named a winner in PWC’s annual business awards for the heavy categories.

Global Timber competes for the title “Owner-Manager of the Year” in East Jutland

2014

Global Timber acquires DLH’s Danish hardwood activities, including warehouse and employees

2013

Lars Munch Christensen sells his shares in Global Timber

2013

Global Timber opens a representative office in Asia

2012

Søren Vinther joins Global Timber as a partner

2010

Woodstone is established (becomes Fredsted Floors in 2016)

2010

Anders Bitzer joins Global Timber as a partner

2006

Global Timber is founded by Kasper Fredsted, Peter Bæk and Lars Munch Christensen. Anders Bitzer is employed in Global Timber

Our Company is constantly developing

Innovation is central to our business. We want to inspire others and be the industry leader. The expansion of our headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark, our acquisition of competing businesses and the establishment of offices abroad are all part of our effort to fulfil our vision for development, enterprise and progress.