Sonae Arauco: why we are a leading supplier in wood-based décor boards
At Sonae Arauco, we have made a name for ourselves as one of the country‘s leading suppliers of wood-based decorative panels. We‘re looking at why this is the case and what sets us apart.
At our core, Sonae Arauco seeks to produce wood based decorative panels of the highest quality, using our industrial and design expertise in order to create products that can take our customers‘ vision to the next level. We see the value of our wood-based decorative panels in enhancing modern life thanks to their versatile designs, durability and wide range of applications.
What sets our company apart is not only the quality of our boards, but rather our integrated approach to running a business which sees us place importance not only on producing high quality products, but also on how we run our business in terms of giving our customers the best possible experience, ensuring the well-being of our employees, making a difference in the surrounding communities and in our eco-friendly and sustainable practices.
Here are some of the reasons why Sonae Arauco is a cut above the rest:
We care about quality
When it comes to creating wood-based decorative panels, our main focus is on providing our customers with products of the highest possible quality that truly brings their vision to life. In order to achieve this, our MDF and particle boards are made from top-quality materials at our state-of-the-art factory to ensure that they are durable and last longer while still remaining cost effective. Our boards are versatile and feature an entire range of designs, textures and finishes that are based on top European trends and which cater for all kinds of tastes and styles and can be used in a number of different applications.
We care about the well-being of our employees
At Sonae Arauco, we hold the safety and well-being of our employees to the highest degree of importance as they form the backbone of our company and help take us further every day. In order to support our employees and their goals, we place a focus on creating an environment that facilitates their professional and personal development. To ensure the continued well-being of all of our employees, we have taken the following steps to improve their experience:
- An increased focus on risk reduction in order to ensure that we prevent accidents, injuries and occupational diseases
- Ensuring the safety of our employees in our factories and workplaces, especially when handling equipment
- Offering employee training and encouraging their participation in academic programmes
- Committing to strive continuously to improve all of these processes
We care about the environment
One of our key objectives as a company is to ensure that we are sustainably minded in both our product and in the day-to-day running of our business. We take social responsibility seriously and see the importance of promoting an ethical and sustainable mindset. This means that we work hard to raise environmental awareness and maintain eco-friendly business practices.
Our sustainable mindset extends to our boards, as our range of décors are also environmentally friendly for the following reasons:
- Our boards are a solid alternative to wood
- Our boards have a lower negative environmental impact
- Our boards are E1 certified
- Our boards are energy efficient
- When used for building purposes our boards act as carbon storage and can reduce C02 emissions
- Our boards are recyclable
- We practise sustainable reforestation
We pride ourselves on being a company that stands out because we not only produce exceptional wood-based decorative panels, but because we also take our impact on the environment, our community and the well-being of our employees seriously. It is this company outlook and our reputation for producing high quality boards that has enabled us become one of the lead suppliers of wood-based decorative panels in South Africa. To find out more about the process behind how we make our MDF and particle boards you can read our article here.