Gabon Wood Industries (GWI) was established in 2012 in the Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) and owns 400,000 Ha of forest in the southern part of Gabon, near to Mouila, West Central of Africa with an annual production of approximately 400,000m3 of round logs.
In the Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ), we have set up our integrated container handling and timber processing complex:
Kiln Dry Plant with an annual capacity 48,000 m3
Container Handling Terminal where we can handle about 24,000 containers per year
A Division involved in manufacturing of Doors, Mouldings, Finger-Joints and Furniture
Our first sawmill called Mouila1 is already in operation with an annual production of approximately 36,000 m3 of sawn timber. Next year (2016), the second sawmill to be called Mouila2 will be built with an annual production of approximately of 36,000 m3 of sawn timber as well.
We export sawn timber in the following species: Keva, Beli, Ebiara, Ovangkol, Dibetou, Padouk, Doussie, Bilinga, Azobe, Acajou, Bosse, Dabema, Iroko, Izombe, Movingui, Niangon, Okoume, Okan, Pachyloba, Paorosa, Sapelli, Sipo, Tali, Tiama, Wenge, Gheombi, Andoung and others.
Our markets include Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa and other countries.
To participate actively in the economic, social and provincial development in Gabon by setting up downstream wood-based industries like veneer, moulding and plywood factory
To increase job opportunities, business opportunities and generate income for the people of Gabon
To co-operate with the Government in its national effort on forest management development and to promote investment and business venture between the Gabon and Malaysia
To help our customers to be more successful and to create value for our shareholders, customers, employees and the Gabonese Republic
To promote the export market development and local market distribution of timber related products
To provide reliable and long term quality timber products to the timber-processing industries
The bulk of GWI’s assets investment consists of an integrated container handling and timber processing complex, logging and sawmill machineries and equipment that are financed by funds generated internally. All purchases and expenses are paid by cash. As such, there are no major creditors, which the exception of initial operational loans provided by shareholders.