Rougier was founded in 1923 and has been a family run business for more than 90 years. It is today one of the world’s leading timber companies.
The group has three core activities:
- “Natural forests” for forest logging, industrial processing and international trade in tropical timber through Rougier Afrique International and its subsidiaries
- “Importation and distribution on the french market” for the import of various timber products of any origin (temperate and tropical species) to France and their distribution via Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux.
- “Plantation forests” specialised in the study and management of investments in industrial forest plantations in Africa in association with FRM within Lignafrica.
More than two million hectares of forest are operated under Rougier-owned concessions in the heart of Central Africa: Gabon, Cameroon, Congo and RCA.
These operations concern production, processing and trade of logs, sawn timber and plywood from a wide range of timber species. The group’s strength lies in the integration of its activities all the way from the product’s origin until it is placed on the market.