About Us

Woodbois is the foremost company in the international timber industry, setting the standard for excellence and innovation.

Origins Of Woodbois

Combining two uniquely African focused businesses

Woodbois was formed from the merger of two Africa-focused businesses: Obtala Ltd and WoodBois International (WBI).

In 2017, Obtala, an African mineral and agricultural company, acquired WBI, which was engaged in the global trade of sawn West African hardwood. Together, they grew to become a leading global trader of African timber and timber products. In March 2019, the union of Obtala and WBI led to a rebranding and name change: Obtala Ltd became Woodbois Ltd, marking the completion of the company’s transition.

Today, Woodbois focuses on the production, processing, manufacture, and supply of sustainable hardwood and related products throughout Africa and globally.

Meet The Executive Team

Forest Management

Newly equipped production facilities

We operate a 10.8-hectare sawmill site and a 3.5-hectare veneer factory in Gabon. Each site is equipped with the latest machinery, all installed within the last three to four years. Additionally, we have installed new Techdri kilns in our sawmills, ensuring that all operations and processes can be completed on-site.

WBI serves as a bridge between the West African timber-producing sector and the global timber-consuming industry. Our sustainable methods aim to meet the growing demand for hardwood that is both high-quality and affordable.

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International Sales Team

Highly experienced global team

Our highly experienced team comprises timber specialists located throughout Europe and Africa. They are experts in sourcing sustainable timber and timber products, efficiently supplying a global customer base.

Woodbois’ founders have over 20 years of experience in African wood procurement and sales. Having worked in the hardwood industry and lived in West Africa for many years, they possess a unique understanding of the sector.

International Sales Team

Highly experienced global team

Our highly experienced team comprises timber specialists located throughout Europe and Africa. They are experts in sourcing sustainable timber and timber products, efficiently supplying a global customer base.

Woodbois’ founders have over 20 years of experience in African wood procurement and sales. Having worked in the hardwood industry and lived in West Africa for many years, they possess a unique understanding of the sector.

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Our Products

Sustainability

Carbon Solutions

Read Our 2022 Integrated Report

Taking a lead in sustainable forestry, our annual sustainability reports allow us to share useful information, enhance transparency and compile data relating to the economic, environmental and social impacts of our operations.

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