Gabon

In 2007, Precious Woods expanded its operations to Gabon in Central Africa and acquired majority shares in the companies Compagnie Equatoriale des Bois CEB and Tropical Gabon Industrie TGI. Both companies are based in Libreville and employ around 830 members of staff. In East Gabon Precious Woods CEB manages a forest concession of 596'800 hectares and harvests around 240'000 cubic meter logs annually.

Precious Woods Gabon was the first company in Gabon operating according to the principles of sustainable forestry. Like Precious Woods Amazon, Precious Woods Gabon took a leading role in this field. The company developed the first comprehensive forest management plan in Central Africa, which influenced the national forest code. It is now legally binding to manage forests in Gabon sustainably.

Precious Woods Gabon provides its staff and their families with housing, electricity, water, basic medical services, as well as shopping possibilities and simple leisure activities. In addition, the local communities receive financial contributions according to the amount of exported timber. Community members assess the most important local needs and develop projects, which are then supported by Precious Woods.

The Precious Woods Gabon company CEB operates two sawmills directly in the area of its forest concession, which are being expanded since 2011. In Owendo, close to Libreville, the Precious Woods Gabon company TGI owns and runs a veneer plant for the production of certified veneer.

The Precious Woods Gabon company Compagnie Equatoriale des Bois (CEB) received the Forest Stewardship Council
® (FSC®) certificate mid-October 2008, which guarantees sustainable forest management and additionally since end of 2017 CEB received also the certificate of Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC). Since 2009, the whole production chain of Precious Woods Gabon CEB and TGI is FSC®-certified.

Contact

Precious Woods Gabon - Compagnie Equatoriale des Bois S.A.
P.O. Box 2262 – Libreville
Rue Kringier Rendjombé
Quartier Batterie IV
GA-Libreville
Gabon

 

Headquarters CEB: to Google Maps
Factories CEB:         to Google Maps

 

Phone +241 01 73 45 79
Fax +241 01 73 87 80

ceb@preciouswoods.com
 
 

Precious Woods Gabon - Tropical Gabon Industrie S.A.
P.O. Box 993 – Libreville
Quartier Akournam II
GA-Owendo
Gabon

 

Headquarters and factory TGI: to Google Maps
 

Phone +241 01 70 06 86
Fax +241 01 70 56 51

tgi@preciouswoods.com

Subsidiary Precious Woods Gabon:
Sustainable Forestry
Sawmill established in 1947 (CEB)
Veneer production
established in 1999 (TGI)
Take over by Precious Woods 2007
830 employees