Sawtimbers: origins - sizes
 
  •  A wide species range

The used species come from large French forests. They are selected for their densities, qualities, physical and mechanical, etc. As a majority, they are softwood species like maritime pine, Douglas, fir/European spruce and for the hardwood species, poplar.


The majority of wood that we saw in our factories come from forest that are managed sustainably. They are certified PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme). This program is part of the main international certification systems ; designed in line with the economic, social and environmental interests of the forest, it respects the Sustainable Development concept defined by the intergovernmental process.


The forest certification is the answer that cannot be ignored to the ethical and responsible wood purchase.

 

  • PGS, 1st pallet sawntimber French producer

There is two types of sawntimbers that PGS Group produces and markets: the boards and the stringers or blocks. According to the kind of pallet, disposable or multiple-use, and the mechanical sought-after characterictics, the used boards have different cross sections.


Our offer is about an enlarged cross section range, whose the most standard are: 18 x 80 mm - 18 x 100 mm - 18 x 120 mm - 18 x 135 mm - 22 x 80 mm - 22 x 100 mm - 22 x 145 mm. More important cross sections more are available for the heavy pallets, boxes or fruit box-pallets manufacturing, like 30 x 145 mm or 35 x 145 mm.


For the blocks and the stringers, our production is diversify too. For the stringers, our thicknesses are included between 40 and 50 mm and the width between 80 and 145 mm. The cubical blocks, have more important cross sections; the most standard are 75 x 95 mm - 78 x 100 mm - 75 x 145 mm - 80 x 80 mm - 88 x 100 mm - 100 x 100 mm.


We produce sawntimbers cut à right angles corresponding to the standardized pallet widths, to wit: 800,  1.000,  1.200  mm  and their multiples (2.000 and 2.400 mm). It is possible to produce sawntimbers designed to the packing in different cross sections for unit orders whose the volume is bigger than 100 m³.