Excellence, like quality wood, is not just a chance finding, it is something that must be searched out day after day. Only then is it possible for a company to evolve from a sawmill to a leading global manufacturer of laminated hardwood beams.
For over seventy years, being faithful to our values has enabled GRUPO GÁMIZ to turn them into tools that have made us a reference in the premium quality wood sector.
The spirit of continuous improvement needs to be fed with innovation, which requires people who generate ideas and high tech to implement them. This symbiosis, together with the use of noble woods such as oak, beech or ash, has allowed GRUPO GÁMIZ to achieve perfection in its main objective: to obtain the highest quality wood products on the market.
Products such as oak glulam beams, laminated profiles, edge-glued panels, whose highest quality is certified by the group’s own manufacturing processes, which also firmly believe in sustainability and commitment to the environment.
Thanks, precisely, to our investment in R&D+i, for example, we minimize our raw material waste and convert it into heat for our dryers. Furthermore, the companies that are part of GRUPO GÁMIZ hold the most important responsible forest management certificates in the sector (FSC Certified Grupo Gámiz, PEFC Certified Grupo Gámiz, PEFC Certified Maderas Gámiz).
This is the company with the highest added value in the group. The sawmill is located here, with the capacity to process 40,000 m3 per year of European oak, American red oak, beech, ash and other hardwoods.
In addition to the first transformation, the company also has a second transformation plant, which together with its R+D+i department, specialises in the development and manufacture of laminated profiles (PERFIGAM), laminated boards (ALIGAM) and laminated beams (VIGAM).
Although their speciality is hardwood species, they also work with other woods such as iroko or radiata pine from the Basque Country (coniferous). They are also official distributors of ACCOYA® acetylated wood in Spain.
It exclusively commercializes premium high quality products, such as exclusive composites and high-tech flooring. Exclusive distributors for Spain of GEOLAM Wood Plastic Composite (WPC), and its new product, GEOLAM Premium Wood Hybrid System (WHS), profiles that combine composites with aluminium, manufactured by the company EINWOOD (Japan).
GRUPO GÁMIZ is the first manufacturer worldwide to obtain the CE marking for structural use of oak glulam beams (June 2013). Since then, our manufacturing process is controlled and supervised externally by the prestigious German centre, MPA Stuttgart, Otto-Graf-Institut.
In addition, GRUPO GÁMIZ has recently incorporated glulam beams, using local insignis pine (pinus radiata), premium-quality beams aimed at high demand applications and curtain-wall facades.
Since the beginning of 2010 GRUPO GÁMIZ has held the prestigious quality certificate of the FCBA (France), CTB-LCA marking, for the elaboration of our oak, beech and pine laminated profiles. This means that, in addition to our own internal controls, our manufacturing process is monitored by this external, independent institute, which guarantees our customers the highest quality in our wood products.
GRUPO GÁMIZ holds the environmental product declaration, both for VIGAM, oak, beech, ash, iroko and pine glulam beams, as well as for PERFIGAM, oak, beech and pine laminated profiles. The climate declarations show the greenhouse gases emissions, expressed as CO2 equivalents. It is based on the verified results of the life cycle assessments (LCA) developed as a basis for an EPD, in accordance with ISO 14025
GRUPO GÁMIZ companies have been PEFC certified since 2005, the most widely implemented forest certification system in the world. The objective of PEFC is to ensure that the world’s forests are managed in a responsible manner.
Since 2012 GRUPO GÁMIZ has held the FSC® certification (Forest Stewardship Council), an evaluation process to which the forestry company or company voluntarily submits, and which is carried out by an independent certification body through field audits and consultations.
Maderas Gámiz started out as a company dedicated to forestry, coal extraction and the commercialization of timber.
The first sawmill was set up in Santa Cruz de Campezo.
Another sawmill was acquired. The scope of action of Maderas Gámiz grew with the beginning of the manufacture of parquet and the veneer production process.
A new sawmill was installed and new production methods and more advanced techniques were introduced.
A great qualitative leap took place, by starting to manufacture more elaborated, innovative and high-added value wood products.
GRUPO GÁMIZ continues to advance continuously, implementing new technology and new machinery, and bringing new products to the market. Obtaining quality certificates and the importance of the R&D+i department mark the profile of the group and outline the lines along which the future of the company will be strengthened.