Andrew Goto (Head of Sales Timber Focus / Puidukoda OU) was glad to have attended The UK Softwood Conference at 8 Nothumberland Avenue, London that took place on Wednesday 6th March 2019. The Event was hosted by the Timber Trade Federation. The event welcomed international buyers and suppliers of softwood timber for the UK Market. It was an opportunity for all leaders in the softwood sector to discuss the latest market news in the softwood trade in the UK and Europe and try and get a better understanding on the implications of BREXIT 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 Government on reaching a deal. They hold large stocks of machined deckings, claddings and floorings. A number of Key speakers included
Britain’s Forgotten Army
Joanna was sharing the stories of the Lumberjills who were felling, shedding, loading lorries and sawmilling timber all over Scotland during World War 2.
Managing Director, TimberTrends
Nick was delivering the latest data in the softwood market and discussed the possible impacts of the EU Referendum on the future of softwood.
Managing Director, Setra Group
Olle reviewed the current trends and the future of investment and global demand in a post-Brexit landscape.
Managing Director, Glennon Brothers
Mike shared how the shape of Ireland’s timber industry has changed since the EU Referendum two years ago.
Sales Manager, James Jones & Sons
Keith provided insight into the UK’s softwood market over the past year from the sawmill perspective.
Economic Director, CPA
Noble illustrated the outlook of the UK’s construction 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.