About Us


Vasto Legno has been operating in the International wood market since 1870. More than a century of constant commitment and specialized research in this sector have enabled Vasto Legno to become an International company and global business focused on processing, trading and distributing African wood. In 2007, due to their strong commitment and great determination to represent qualified productions and materials worldwide, Vasto Legno received the FSC® COC certification. Vasto Legno has underlined and strengthened its commitment in this area by obtaining BV-COC-003742 and BV-COC-103890 certificates.

International Company

With more than 70.000 m3 of wood exported all around the world, Vasto Legno is one of the biggest European companies commercializing African species. Internationalization is one of the most important characteristics of the company. Our powerfulness derives from both its commercial strength and active research all over the world. This has allowed the company to expand and establish its presence not only in Europe but also in the Asian and American markets where it has introduced its products and African woods species for specialized use.

Legal wood

Forest Stewardship Council® is an independent, non-profit making international NGO. Its members include environmental and social groups, indigenous communities, forest owners, wood processing and marketing companies, scientists and experts, who contribute to improving forest management throughout the world. The FSC® trademark identifies wood from properly, responsibly managed forests, in compliance with the principles and criteria established and ratified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, with the participation and consent of the interested parties.

Sustainability

Our mission can be summarized as follows:

  • To manage forests in compliance with set regulations and to export all over the world the most requested species both untreated and semi-processed
  • To ensure the continuity of species which today, due to the increasing importance of wood products in all its form and uses, are continually being requested
  • To discover and promote new species: distribution and promotion through technical “know how”

The world’s forests meet the social, ecological and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations

Forest Stewardship Council®

Products


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SAWN TIMBER

We use the most modern know-how with a production capacity of 40.000m3/year. Our basic product, for which we are a world leader, is sawn AYOUS timber.

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NATURAL VENEER

Our commitment and industrial capacity make us a world leader in the production of natural veneer from AYOUS and other exotic species such as: ANIEGRÈ, SAPELLI, ASSAMELA, IROKO and LIMBA.

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ROTARY CUT VENEER

For rotary cut veneer as well, for AYOUS in particular but also for SAPELLI and LIMBA, we offer a standard of quality and a vast range of sizes that can satisfy any need.

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DIY PROFILES

The division produces and markets planed trim, rounds, half rounds, baseboards, frames, staff beads, handrails and doorjambs in AYOUS and SAPELLI, both FSC® certified and not.

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DECKING

Decking is synonymous with outdoor flooring, mostly used in very damp areas such as piers, swimming pools and sea trenches. Vasto Legno offers six African tropical species that have been carefully studied and selected.

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SAUNA LATHS

We produce decking from different species. Decking is for external use and can be layed both horizontally and vertically.

For forest operators, there is a growing need to guarantee that purchased wood products are legal, which can not be separated from a good knowledge of geographical origins

O.L.B. - Origine et Légalité des Bois

OUR SPECIES


The Company’s vast experience together with dedication to its work have permitted to Vasto Legno to be in a position to offer the global market an extensive variety of African species which today are among the most requested for their physical and aesthetic qualities.

acajou

Acajou

aniegre

Aniegre

assamela

Assamela

ayous

Ayous

bete

Bete

bosse

Bosse

dibetou

Dibetou

limba

Frake

iroko

Iroko

kosipo

Kosipo

lati

Lati

sapelli

Sapelli

sipo

Sipo

tali

Tali

tiama

Tiama

Protecting and maintaining natural commu­nities and high conservation value forests. Respecting the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples.

Forest Stewardship Council®

Our responsibility


Vasto Legno processes, sells and distributes timbers, natural veneers, rotary cut veneers and finished products, addressing to the market not only as a reliable supplier, but as an ideal partner for every user, for the most functional, valid and legal use of tropical wood, anywhere in the world.

The collaboration established with the Groupe SEFAC in Cameroon, in the Congo Basin, one of the most critical areas of the planet, has extended and strengthened the responsibility and commitment of Vasto Legno regard to the social, environmental and ethical issues, recommended by the context.


Our certification


FSC® certified products available on request

Our partnership


DOCUMENTATIONS


BV-COC-103890

The FSC-CoC certificate for marketing wood produced in the VASTO factory from logs sourced in Africa.


View the certificate View the list of products COC FSC
Rev.3 – Jan 12, 2012

BV-COC-003742

The FSC-CoC certificate for its activity as an exclusive international broker through its Milan offices.


View the certificate View the list of products COC FSC
Rev.3 – del Sep 29, 2014

OLB-CERT/COC-101001

The certificate for trading wood OLB logs, sawn wood and mouldings.


View the certificate View the list of products COC FSC
Rev.3 - Jan 12, 2012

OLB-CERT/COC-101003

The certificate for trading of OLB logs, sawn wood and mouldings.


View the certificate

VASTO LEGNO GOES GREEN

The company is sensitive to all environmental issues and has recently installed 1MW PV system.

Solar panels installed

3762

Generated MWatt

4509

Saved tons of CO2

1953.2988ton

News


SEFAC: sustainable and responsible use of forest resources and the constant commitment to social (FRA)

The purpose of this social policy document by SEFAC group is to provide guidance, coherence and legitimacy to its interventions on BAKA about their social life.

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The first two certifications LegnOK achieved by Bureau Veritas

Vasto Legno SpA: one of the first Italian companies that get LegnOK brand.

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Humanitarian Aids Of SEFAC GROUP For CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Refugees

After the riots of March 2013 in Central African Republic (CAR) the country descended into ethnic and religious conflicts which boosted an institutional crisis.

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Due Diligence: UE N.995/2010 Rule

The EU adopted a new Timber Regulation n.995/2010 to struggle trade in illegally harvested timber.

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Contact Us


HEAD OFFICE

ITALY

Via Luigi Cagnola, 3
20153, Milan

+39 02 344684

info@vastolegno.com

Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm

FACTORY

ITALY

Z.I. Punta Penna - 66054, Vasto Chieti (IT)

(+39) 0873 310157

infovasto@vastolegno.com

Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm

AFRICAN HEADQUARTER

CAMEROON

146-148 Rue des Écoles
Douala

+ 237 3342 9712

douala@vastolegno.com

Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm

AFRICAN FACTORIES

CAMEROON

Libongo


CAMEROON

Bela

WORLDWIDE SALES

ITALY

Via Luigi Cagnola, 3
20153, Milan

+39 02 344684

info@vastolegno.com

FAR EAST SALES

CHINA

Guangzhou

china@vastolegno.com


JAPAN

Tokyo

japan@vastolegno.com