We were delighted to sign a distribution agreement with Italian timber experts Bellotti Spa at METSTRADE 2019. The company will be bringing LIGNIA and LIGNIA Yacht products to the Italian and Swiss markets, extending our reach across Europe. Signing the agreement at the world’s biggest trade yachting show – METSTRADE – was a great moment for us as Bellotti joined our panel of European distributors.
Bellotti is a distinguished name in the timber industry. The company was established in 1927 and is a leading manufacturer of specialist timber with strong connections to the Italian superyacht industry. With a keen eye for innovation as well as a wealth of technical capabilities, Bellotti are a great match for our ambitions. The agreement signed is a non-exclusive distribution agreement to market and sell LIGNIA wood into the construction sector along with LIGNIA Yacht into the marine world. Pietro Bellotti, CEO of Bellotti, said: “We are pleased to be working with LIGNIA and to be supplying their modified wood products to our chosen markets in Italy and Switzerland. Our business is always looking for new technologies and innovations and we are sure this will be a great partnership.”
Our LIGNIA and LIGNIA Yacht wood is manufactured from a fast-growing FSC®-certified softwood, modified to become a timber with excellent durability, stability and physical properties, making it suitable as a substitute for tropical hardwoods, helping to reduce deforestation. The timber is designed to be ‘wood made for life’ with greatly improved performance against decay and fire. Our product range has been and continues to be tested and approved by independent test laboratories and by our R&D team at our site in Barry, South Wales. Our new partnership with Bellotti will undoubtedly help to introduce our sustainable timber to an even wider audience and we are certain that LIGNIA will be embraced.