Hellenic Timber Association

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Hellenic Timber Association


NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 100

PRODUCT TYPES: Softwood, hardwood, panels, flooring , structural beams

MAIN CONTACT: Yannis Albanis, Director

EMAIL: president@htca.gr, yannis@alphatimber.gr

TELEPHONE NUMBER: + 30 2105551949

ADDRESS: 14th Km Athens Lamia Kifisia Greece

WEBSITE: www.htca.gr, info@htca.gr

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 the industry was explained and the possibilities of timber in construction highlighted. As part of this initiative, we also created our new association identity and website and launched a trade newsletter.

In addition, we support the marketing efforts of 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.


August 19, 2015