SINCE 1883 – FAMILY COMPANY
Vandecasteele Houtimport is a family business founded in 1883 by Louis Vandecasteele. It is currently chaired by Stefaan Vandecasteele, who represents the fourth generation. Today, Vandecasteele Houtimport is one of the largest timber import companies in Europe.
140.000 M3 OF STOCK - 130 CERTIFIED VARIETIES – A RESPONSIBLE PARTNER
Located in the heart of Europe, in Aalbeke near Kortrijk, with easy access to most European markets, the company has a wood storage capacity of 140,000 m3 on an area of 20 hectares, including 16 covered hectares. You can find more than 130 different varieties from all over the world: tropical wood from Africa, Asia and South America, larches, firs and pines from Scandinavia and Russia, and hardwood and softwood from America. The efficient European-wide logistics service ensures efficient delivery in the shortest possible time. Vandecasteele has the resources and ability to adapt to market sensitivity and bridge the gap between Africa, the Far East, South America and North America to Europe in the space of a few days. This makes the company the first choice for merchants and distributors.
COMMITMENT FOR 2025 – 100% CERTIFIED WOOD STOCK
Vandecasteele is committed to sustainably supplying wood from well-managed forests. Through our responsible purchasing procedures, we can guarantee the legality and traceability of our timber. The company invests in new computer tools to track and trace wood from the source and ensure that the origin of the wood is in accordance with the EUTR. Since the creation of the company, five generations have put their know-how at its service. To ensure the sustainability of the trade, it is essential that timber harvesting is carried out in an ecological and sustainable manner. Since its first certification in 1999, the company has continued this long-term commitment, which is the govorning principle at all levels. Most woods already have FSC®, PEFC, OLB or NEPCON legal Source certification. For the year 2025 the company undertakes to buy only certified wood.