Vogel is a renowned global
trader and importer of wood
and wood products.
With a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical business practice, we ensure that all our timber is legally sourced. Moreover, we take pride in offering customized solutions that precisely match your requirements.
By collaborating with Vogel, you gain access to a team of experienced specialists who communicate openly, respond quickly, and handle all administrative tasks, so you can focus fully on expanding your business.
Vogel, founded in the 1970s, has been an established global player in the timber industry for decades. We operate from the port of Antwerp, source wood from South America, Africa, and Asia, and serve wood importers, distributors, and manufacturers in more than eighty countries in Asia, Europe, and America.
Our speciality is tropical hardwood from South America (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Suriname). We offer an assortment of forty types of wood in various finishes – rough-sawn planks, deck boards, sub-decks, deck tiles, fences, posts, sheet piles, and so on.
Furthermore, we trade in rotary cut veneer in all desired sizes, mainly from suppliers in Africa (Ghana, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, etc.), and we deliver handles, brushwork, and other wooden tools and accessories.
- Personal commitment
- Issue resolution
- Open and honest communication
- Administration and paperwork
- Operational hassle
We want to make you our loyal partner.
How? We invest in you and enter into a personal commitment with you. We listen carefully to your requests and offer you the products and services that perfectly fit your needs. Always in close consultation and with complete trust.
We strive for perfection, but you know as well as we do: things do not always go exactly as planned. In such cases, you can count on us: we address issues immediately and proactively; we do everything in our power to resolve them as quickly and efficiently as possible. This way you get the wood exactly as you want it.
We communicate openly and honestly.
When everything is going well, but also, when you need to be informed about other matters. We try to anticipate as much as possible, so you receive a message even before you are aware of an issue. This way, we can respond quickly and adequately together.
We take care of your administrative tasks.
Nobody likes administration and an overload of paperwork. You probably don't either. Don't worry, we take care of all the paperwork, compliance checks, and permit applications, and reduce your share in it to an absolute minimum. So, you can fully focus on what matters to you and your customers.
We handle all the operational hassle.
As you might know, transport and shipments don’t always go as smoothly as you hope. But with Vogel, that’s all taken care of. We provide an all-inclusive service, covering everything from transport to shipping and even door-to-door delivery. Our logistics department makes sure you receive your order hassle-free.
A third-party verifier monitors each timber delivery and provides a report assessing the risk level and demonstrating its legality and sustainability. You receive a summary of the conclusions of that report. Upon request, you can access the full report.
History of the vogel brand1970s
Vogel was founded by Gunther Vogel, a German industrialist who produced handles using Brazilian wood.
History of the vogel brand1989
Management came into Belgian hands and the company relocated near the port of Antwerp. New products and services emerged, such as the import of tropical hardwood, and the company steadily expanded its offerings and markets.
History of the vogel brand2006
Thomas Brusselle becomes a co-shareholder and, from 2012, the sole owner of Vogel. The focus shifted even more towards tropical hardwood, and the company continued to expand internationally.
History of the vogel brand2014
Vogel set up an American subsidiary to better serve the American market.
History of the vogel brand2016
Vogel expands its range with peeled veneer, an offering that perfectly complements tropical hardwood.
History of the vogel brand2023
Society embraces digitalization, consumer preferences are changing, and the market is in full swing. To respond to these changes and to prepare for the future once again, Vogel embarks on a transformative journey. It launches new products, develops a fresh customer approach, and, as the icing on the cake, undergoes a comprehensive rebranding. Our goal: to serve you even better.
Interested or want more info?
Don’t hesitate to contact us.