Tenco is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters of forest products. We have built to this position since 1991 when the company was set up to export lumber to growing Asian export markets. Experience and reputation count; from small beginnings Tenco has become the largest independent exporter of New Zealand lumber and New Zealand’s 4th largest log exporter. Tenco has a regular shipping program of their own log vessels and in combination with these and other ships currently calls at 7 New Zealand ports (5 North Island and 2 South Island).
Tenco buys standing forests. Tenco currently has a number of forests which they purchased at harvestable age to log over a number of years for export and domestic markets. Tenco also regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time. Tenco is interested in broadening the base of owners from whom it purchases forests and stands of trees. A deal with Tenco is a certain transaction. The owner and Tenco will agree on a value of the tree crop and then Tenco will pay this amount to the owner either in a lump sum amount or on rate per volume unit out-turn from the forest depending on the nature of the tree crop.
Tenco knows there are a lot of farmers who have trees that are close or ready to harvest and will be asking themselves how they should proceed with the sale of their trees. For some farmers the kind of certain transaction with money in the bank could well be appealing. Tenco is actively interested in buying harvestable forests or trees from areas including all the North Island (except the Gisborne and East Coast districts) and Nelson & Marlborough in the South Island .
If you own a forest in this area (16 years and older) and are ready to enter into this kind of agreement Tenco is interested to develop something with you.
Please contact: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz
Work: +64 7 357 5356 Mobile: +64 21 921 595 www.tenco.co.nz
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and specialty timbers
The key aspect to ensure both grading systems are compliant is the verification process. Both grading systems are subject to the same rules and grade acceptance criteria as set out in the Verification Standard NZS 3622:2004.
The verification process described in NZS 3622:2004 is an output control system, which means that timber is continuously taken from production and tested for stiffness and bending strength by the producer. Independent auditing also takes place. The Verification Standard is based on random sampling and statistical analysis to ensure the population of timber within a stress grade is meeting the requirements of the grade. Essentially, each grade has an average and minimum stiffness rating (Modulus of Elasticity).
WPA, TIF & DBH have put together new “Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)” for timber treatment and grading. The SOPs are part of a proposed new Timber Quality Scheme and set out requirements for all sawmills, plants & auditors producing structural timber in New Zealand.
The pilot scheme can be seen here and the Timber Grading SOP document is here
These procedures are suited for only larger operations producing radiata pine and Douglas fir and effectively shut out specialty timbers from the structural timber market.
NZFFA's respone to the Timber Grading SOP document, dated 17/5/2011 is here.
"The purpose of the SOPs is to give timber users, the public and the DBH confidence that timber used in houses has the same quality, no matter who is producing it. In other words, they can trust that it meets the branded hazard class and grade."
"The purpose of the Timber Quality Scheme is to implement and operate a system which provides assurance to timber users, the public (consumers) and the DBH that structural timber used in building and housing meets the required quality standards, is safe to use, fit for purpose and has been produced in a way that ensures the safety of people and the environment has been protected."