Welcome to the Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association
WPMA – Latest News
The merger of the WPA and PMA is now complete and the WPMA legally came into existence on 1 July 2014.
Our new Board of Brian Stanley (Chair) Tom Boon (Deputy Chair), Owen Griffiths, Charles Black, Doug Ducker, Tim Rigter, Mark Taylor, Paul Jordan and Jon Ryder met for the inaugural Board Meeting on 24 June.
The WPMA Executive Office is staffed by Dr Jon Tanner Chief Executive, Jeanette Sutherland and Debbie Fergie. Jeanette is WPMA’s Company Secretary and Debbie as Promotions Manager will be focusing on promotions, events and sponsorship. We will soon be joined by a Technical Manager who will be taking over the ever-growing task of standards, certifications and assurances.
While our overall staffing number hasn’t grown, our coverage now spans the whole value chain post-forest gate. The Board believes that there are great opportunities with this link-up to develop more cooperative and collegial relationships along the supply chain with links extending into forest-growing. WPMA currently has a group working on strategy that aims to create the environment for these new relationships to flourish.
The Official Launch of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA) will be held on 4 September in Wellington and our new website is currently in construction.
Contact details for the Executive Office:
Telephone: +64 4 473 9220
The New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association Inc., more commonly known as the Pine Manufacturers, was incorporated in 1991 to promote New Zealand's ability to meet international demand for solidwood value-added products for the benefit of member companies and the economy as a whole.
The Pine Manufacturers is an association comprising small to medium size and corporate businesses engaged in the manufacturer of solidwood items such as furniture and components (including solid and laminated squares, edge glue panels, turnery, bent wood and DIY products), interior fittings and fixtures (mouldings, flooring, panelling, shelving, window, door and stair components), structural products (laminated beams and posts) and exterior products (fascia, door jambs, hand rails, balustrades, weatherboards, outdoor furniture and roundwood products).