Kebony. Natural wood made to last.
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Kebony is a leading wood brand and technology organisation. Underpinned by proven timber modification technologies, it produces an enhanced wood of a superior quality that is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
From its production facilities located in Skien, Norway, and Flanders, Belgium, Kebony has set its sights redefines standards in the treated-timber industry and new possibilities for wood as a sustainable construction material. Kebony has subsidiaries throughout Scandinavia, with sales organization that spans Germany, France, the UK, and the US, with an international distribution network.
The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer; the Nordic region’s ecolabel the Swan and the Glass Bear for sustainable consumption and production; and repeated recognition as a Global Cleantech 100 company, and Europe and Israel Company of the Year in 2018.
Through active innovation and forward-thinking, we will continue to produce beautiful, long-lasting and environmentally friendly wood products. The company will promote and practice social responsibility work to improve the environment in a way that builds a better future.
Creation of the company
The technology is tested
Pilot production facility in Norway
The technology is validated
FULL SCALE MANUFACTURING
First plant up and running
Distribution agreements, notably in France, Germany and UK
Vast international media attention
Kebony’s eye-catching KREOD pavilion at the Olympic games
In Denmark and Sweden
Launch in the US
Sales in 22 countries
Demand starts exceeding supply Planning process of factory no II. Initiated
extension of factory in Norway
Capacity increase by 30%
NEW FACTORY BELGIUM
20,000 m³ capacity added
Commercial boost resulting in +30% sales growth
Fully compliant with EU Timber Legislation, Kebony® technology permanently transforms sustainable wood species such as pine into finished products with characteristics comparable—and in some cases better-performing—to those of precious tropical hardwoods. This unique, patented technology is a process whereby sustainably sourced wood species are impregnated with furfuryl alcohol, which is derived from agricultural crop waste. With the addition of heat, the furfuryl polymer is permanently grafted into the wood cell wall, resulting in greatly improved durability and dimensional stability, making the wood strong and resistant to biological decay and harsh weather conditions.
FSC®-certified, Kebony wood provides architects and specifiers with a product that is unrivaled in its performance, delivering aesthetic value and durability.