CEI Bois – The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries represents 25 European and National organisations from 16 countries and is the body backing the interests of the whole industrial European wood sector: more than 180.000 companies generating an annual turnover of 120 billion euros and employing 1 million workers in the EU.


EFBWW (EUROPEAN Federation of Building and Woodworkers) – The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) is the European Industry Federation for the construction industry, the building materials industry, the wood and furniture industry and the forestry industry. The EFBWW has 76 affiliated unions in 34 countries and represents a total of 2,000,000 members. The EFBWW is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and has its headquarters in Brussels, the capital of Europe.

The Federation’s main task is to represent its affiliates in Europe and help them defend the rights and interests of the workers in the industries it covers.


EPF – EUROPEAN Panel Federation – EPF has members in 25 countries. The EU wood panel industry has a turnover of about 22 billion euro every year, creates over 100,000 jobs directly and counts more than 5,000 enterprises in Europe.

Furthermore, every job in the wood-panel industry generates a multiple of jobs in the downstream user sectors such as the further processing companies and the users in the building, furniture and packaging industries, which have a strong SME character.

Additionally, wood panel factories are often located in rural, less industrialized or developed areas, making an important contribution to the local economy.