Andrew Goto (Head of Sales Timber Focus / Puidukoda OU) was glad to haveattended The UK Softwood Conference at 8 Nothumberland Avenue, London that tookplace on Wednesday 6th March 2019. The Event was hosted by theTimber Trade Federation. The event welcomed international buyers and suppliersof softwood timber for the UK Market. It was an opportunity for all leaders inthe softwood sector to discuss the latest market news in the softwood trade inthe UK and Europe and try and get a better understanding on the implications ofBREXIT on the timber trade
Andrew was glad to establish that Puidukoda OU / Timber Focus had prepared themselves well on BREXIT despite not much progress with the Governmenton reaching a deal. They hold large stocks of machined deckings, claddings andfloorings. A number of Key speakersincluded
Britain’s Forgotten Army
Joanna was sharing the stories of theLumberjills who were felling, shedding, loading lorries and sawmilling timberall over Scotland during World War 2.
Managing Director, TimberTrends
Nick was delivering the latest data inthe softwood market and discussed thepossible impacts of the EU Referendum on the future of softwood.
Managing Director, Setra Group
Olle reviewed the current trends and the future ofinvestment and global demand in a post-Brexit landscape.
Managing Director, Glennon Brothers
Mike shared how the shape of Ireland’s timberindustry has changed since the EU Referendum two years ago.
Sales Manager, James Jones & Sons
Keith provided insight into the UK’ssoftwood market over the past year from the sawmill perspective.
Economic Director, CPA
Noble illustrated the outlook of the UK’sconstruction market and the possible repercussions to the timber trade.
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During the event Andrew Goto managed to share new products for 2019 with trade colleagues on factory finished claddings floorings and deckings within the SertiWOOD range, Dragon, Distressed, WoodMood from Puidukoda including fire retardant timber claddings treated achieve Euro Class B EN13501-1. They also launched the burnt , charred scorched timber cladding with warranty and no issues of dirt or splitting.