Continental Wood restructures its UK business

Published:  08 March, 2010

WESTERHAM: Continental Wood Limited (CWL) has announced a restructuring of their UK businesses, into two distinct trading units.

The softwood trading company, Continental Wood Products (CWP) will continue to trade from its Westerham base, in Carcassing, Fencing Products, Birch, and Pallet timbers, headed by a new managing director, Mr Alan Penfold, who will assume this role from 1 May 2010.

Mr Penfold is well known within the timber industry, and will bring his selling skills, and management expertise to this new role.

A new unit, Norvik Shipping is to be formed, which will incorporate the activities of Baltic Distribution, Crouch Shipping Agency, and MV Mosvik, the ship owned by CWL. The managing director for this operation is Mr John Phillips, who was a founder member of Continental Wood, and will bring his experience in logistics to the new unit, in order to expand the port and shipping operation, for both CWP and third party cargoes.

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