Hellenic Timber Association

Number of members: 
100
Product types: 
Softwood, hardwood, panels, flooring , structural beams
Main contact: 
Yannis Albanis, Director
Telephone number: 
+30 2105551949
Address: 
14th Km Athens Lamia Kifisia Greece

About us:
“Established in 1960 as the Timber Importers Association, we now have around  100 members listed on our website, representing the entire spread of the  timber trade in Greece.
We include chipboard, MDF and some flooring producers, structural timber suppliers, timber agents, importers, and distributors around the country.
Historically, the timber sector has not been an especially important industry in our country, due to the relative strength of the Greek cement and aluminium sectors. And this has been reflected in the focus on the various industries in higher education.
But in the last two years we have worked to increase awareness of the industry across the country by staging events where new EU legislation affecting it was explained, and the possibilities of timber in construction highlighted. As part of this initiative, we also created our new association identity and web site and launched  a trade news letter . In addition, we support the marketing efforts of the Pro Holz, the American Hardwood Export Council and Malaysian Timber Council in Greece and we took a stand and ran a seminar at the MedWood Exhibition.
Our construction industry has been hit hard by the Greek recession, but with the help of technical institutes, we also work to educate engineers and architects about the use of wood.
 We are also now, of course, members of  the ETTF, which will help our industry adapt to the demands of the forthcoming EU Timber Regulation and consolidate our position in the wider EU timber sector. ”

Yannis Albanis, Director