Woodfab Timber Limited, a family run timber processing company based in Co. Wicklow in Ireland, has been processing timber since 1974 and currently employs almost 50 people.
Woodfab is well positioned adjacent to both port facilities and high density population regions which leaves them perfectly placed to service both the UK and Irish markets.
Joint MD John Brady explained: “The management and staff have many years of experience and the Woodfab name has always been synonymous with quality and service. We possess an excellent health, safety and environmental record and continue to gain a competitive advantage through efficiently producing quality, value added products, supplied in mixed product or full product load deliveries. We have succeeded in marketing our products for many years in the UK against stiff competition.”
In recent years the thrust of the company’s development has been to modernise the processing capability, increase the efficiency of the plant and to develop its range to value added products.
John went on: “Our logs are sourced from well managed forests and other controlled sources in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We supply FSC 100% and FSC Mix Products meaning that they are derived from timber which comes from well managed forests and controlled sources.
“In the past 10 years we have invested over €10m in upgrading our facilities. We have installed a new modern Brodbaek processing line, Stenner Resaw lines, Moulder Line and are currently in the process of installing a value-added line which will further automate our processes.
“This value added line was designed specifically for Woodfab by Broadbaek and will allow us to efficiently produce a broad range of bespoke fencing products. We have installed the most up to date log scanners at our log grading yard and in our mill to maximize our yield and quality.”
The Woodfab plant now produces a wide range of fencing and decking products, adhering to all the relevant standards, for both the home and UK markets including timber fencing and landscaping products (such as d-rail, sleepers, palisade fencing, cappings, weaves, arris/cant rails, feather edge boards, traditional decking with handrails and balustrades), shed materials, post and rail, packaging timber, motorway fencing, agricultural fencing, acoustic barriers and biomass.