Delivering Timber
to the World.

AVA Timber is the leading export company of New Zealand Forest products. We specialise in export sales and marketing, port logistics and export documentation and trade services. AVA Timber is a global company, committed to creating value around the world.

Port Service Providers

To support AVA Timber in being a world leading company we work with; C3, ISO, ISL and SSA New Zealand. The port service providers we work with operate in various ports throughout New Zealand, delivering AVA Timber to the world.

Shipping Routes

AVA Timber ships over 5 million cubic tonnes of logs globally. Our timber is harvested from New Zealand, Australia and the USA and is exported to China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India and South East Asia.

With over 35 years’ experience of managing natural capital, Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture (MIMTA) is the world’s largest timberland investment manager1 and is committed to sustainable practices in the forestry industry.

Manulife Investment Management Forest Management New Zealand manages over 210,00 hectares (519,000 acres) of plantation forests across the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Wanganui, and Hawke’s Bay regions, providing sustainable plantation management services since 2004.2

They insist on a safe workplace for all employees as the benchmark for supporting opportunities to maximize performance.

1 Source RISI, Inc. 2021 data based on top 15 global Timber Investment Management Organizations (TIMO) by assets under management. Manulife pays a subscription fee for access to the database. 2As of March 31, 2023
rayonier matariki forests

Rayonier Matariki Forests grows and manages 120,000 hectares of plantation forests from the top of the North Island to the base of the South.

Rayonier first established itself in New Zealand in 1988, after the Government announced the privatization of the Forest Service. Backed by Rayonier Inc’s wealth of experience and highly skilled foresters, the New Zealand operation focused on sowing the seeds for a great future for the company and for the industry.

Matariki Forests was formed in 2005 through the acquisition of ex Carter Holt Harvey forests as well as the purchase of Rayonier’s forestry assets. Rayonier has continued to remain both an investor in and manager of the Matariki Forests joint venture. Now known as Rayonier Matariki Forests, we are committed to investing in our people, our technology, and our processes – so we can all benefit from and enjoy working in a company that will have a positive impact on our environment, our economy and our standard of living.

We bring global business to life.

At AVA Timber, our joint venture partners Manulife and Rayonier Matariki Forests are some of New Zealand’s largest forest owners.
We form and maintain strong and enduring relationships with our global clients, maintaining a high degree of oversight, ethics and integrity.

Head Office

Level 1, 8 Mahuhu Crescent,
Auckland CBD 1010, New Zealand

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