We Trade in Logs
The Log Trading Department’s main function is the purchase of roadside logs from forest cooperatives, loggers, the ONF (National Forestry Office) and sawmill operators.
The purchased products must comply with precise specifications and are subject to formal contracts. They are mainly intended for the pulp industry but also for energy production.
We buy all softwood and hardwood species, except exotic woods and any wood from endangered species or forestlands.
We Trade in Sawmill By-Products
This business consists of purchasing all the by-products and co-products arising from the activities of primary and secondary wood transformation industries (sawmills, decoilers, barrel stave manufacturers, coopers, makers of fence posts, carpenters, joiners, etc). CBB is also involved in the recycling process by upgrading uncontaminated Class A wood products such as salvaging pallets and miscellaneous wooden packaging. Depending on the nature and characteristics of the sawmill by-products (species, particle size, degree of moisture content, amount of bark, etc), these products are destined for different clients in the following business sectors:
- Industry: paper pulp producers and panel manufacturers, etc.
- Energy: industrial and public heating systems, pellet manufacturers, etc.
- Agriculture: composting, mulching, animal bedding, etc.
Certain types of sawmill by-products, such as chippings and sawdust, are transported directly to our clients (e.g. industrial chippings to International Paper’s Saillat mill) but the other products are required to be processed prior to being used by our clients and are conveyed to a storage and processing platform located at St Junien (87) that was developed in conjunction with a partner.