Coillte is Ireland’s largest producer of roundwood, the raw material that our sawmill and panel board customers process into high quality timber and timber products.
Sitka spruce is our main commercial tree species. Our annual production of approximately 2.6 million cubic metres of roundwood generates revenue of around €120 million.
Our wood is FSC®¹ (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certified and our key customers operate in sawmilling, wood based panels, animal bedding, biomass and firewood.
¹FSC licence code FSC- C005714
Our roundwood is categorised into three products which our customers process into a wide range of uses.
We sell wood in a number of ways: standing in the forest, harvested to roadside for collection or delivered to our customers.
We operate an innovative sales model with:
We also buy pulpwood to supply to our SmartPly / Medite businesses. Potential sellers can contact
Coillte sell firewood, depending on availability, through our network of Harvesting Managers who operate throughout the country. The minimum amount of firewood that Coillte sell is a lorry load (approx. 30 cubic meters). It is sold on a delivered in basis. The delivery location must allow for safe entry, offloading and exit of lorries. It comes in lengths ranging in diameter from a minimum of 7cm up to a maximum of approximately 35cm. These logs will need to processed further to convert to blocks of firewood. It is usually unseasoned.
If you are interested in finding out more information please contact:
Tom Foley on 056 7701120, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We sell wood to our customers who process this wood into high quality timber, panel products and other wood products. Much of this wood is sold by our customers in the UK market. Irish sawmills export about 70% of their sawnwood product there, with its value of €120 million adding up to about 6% of UK market share.
Panel processors export more widely. More than 90% of this €200 million business is exported overseas.
Coillte is committed to supporting the growth of the Irish forest sector through our own annual sales, enabling our customers to grow their businesses with 2016 being a record year for wood volume produced by Coillte.
You can Download the code of practice here(PDF 1.7MB).
Outlined in our code of practice is a number of protocols that must also be observed. Links to these protocols can be found below:
Please contact our Distribution Manager if you require any of the above documents in another language.
For more information on our code of practice please contact:
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