Company

kebony-natural-wood

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.

Kebony’s mission.

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.

 

1997

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Creation of the company

The technology is tested

2003

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Pilot production facility in Norway

The technology is validated

2009

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FULL SCALE MANUFACTURING

First plant up and running

2011

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International expansion

Distribution agreements, notably in France, Germany and UK

2012

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Vast international media attention

Kebony’s eye-catching KREOD pavilion at the Olympic games

2013

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New subsidiaries

In Denmark and Sweden

2014

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Launch in the US

Sales in 22 countries

2015

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Exceeding expectations

Demand starts exceeding supply Planning process of factory no II. Initiated

2016

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extension of factory in Norway

Capacity increase by 30%

2017

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INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Accelerating Germany

2018

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NEW FACTORY BELGIUM

20,000 m³ capacity added

2019

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Exceeding expectations

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.