In our work at the German Timber Trade Federation, our aspiration is to lend an attentive ear to the incredibly broad range of interests found in the industry and among our members and to secure the necessary recognition and the appropriate consideration in political, economic and social decision-making processes — throughout Germany and Europe and around the world.
A representative industry federation, we bundle even today the interests of 800 member companies. We listen and take their problems seriously. In our eyes there are no small problems, only problems that receive too little attention. We are changing that and that is why we keep our ear close to the industry — every day.
In our Wholesale Division, we regularly exchange information on important topics and changes in the market situation so that we can provide the most up-to-date information to our members. Special emphasis is on innovative solutions for the reduction of logistics costs.To the division
Retail timber trade is an important segment of the timber trade. The specialist department visits showcase companies throughout Germany every year to learn about current developments such as innovative exhibition concepts. You, too, can benefit from our counsel and experience when it comes to the latest developments.To the Supporting partners
Our Foreign Trade division comprises the departments Import Planing Mills, Import Brokers and Agents, Overseas Timber, and Import Plywood. We always keep our member companies up to date on topics ranging from customs duties to plant protection to the European Timber Regulation.To the Supporting partners
The Raw Timber Trade division acts as a broker between forest owners and the various buyer groups for raw timber and energy timber. GD Holz supports its members during structural transformation and serves as a spokesperson representing the interests of the industry during discussions with political and economic leaders.To the division
The member companies of the Veneer Trade division include primarily veneer factories, veneer production traders, veneer traders, and timber traders who carry veneers in their product line. GD Holz offers support with market analyses, general legal conditions, standards, trends, and many other topics.To the division
We are committed to advising and supporting you quickly and comprehensively whatever your legal, timber-related and business administration issues.More information
We offer advisory services relating to the EUTR for importers of timber and timber products.More information
The timber industry is subject to ceaseless transformation. We offer various advanced training programmes on a wide variety of topics to ensure that your information is always up to date.More information