The FCBA technological institute was born from the merger of the AFOCEL (Association Forêt Cellulose) and the CTBA (Technical Center for Wood and Furniture), on June 1, 2007.
FCBA employs about 300 people and is located in Champs-sur-Marne (77) – headquarters -, Bordeaux (33), Cestas Pierroton (33), Charrey-sur-Saône (21), Verneuil-sur-Vienne (87), Grenoble (38), Nantes (44) and Nancy (54).
As an industrial technical center, FCBA’s mission is to promote technical progress, to participate in the improvement of yield and to guarantee quality in the industry.. Its field of action covers the entire forestry-wood and furniture sectors : forestry, logging, sawmills, pulp and paper, wood-based panels, carpentry, structures, furniture, packaging and various products. It also works with various suppliers in these sectors. FCBA is the only research organization in Europe that works from the beginning of the forestry and wood industry to the end of the product’s life..
Its activities are organized around fundamental principles:
Acquire, centralize, manage and disseminate scientific and technical information:
research and development, economic, regulatory and technological watch, documentation.
To put its know-how and its recognized competences at the disposal of companies:
technology transfer, consultancy, technical assistance, testing, training, information…
Supporting the professions to become leaders in national and international markets:
standardization, quality, certification, advanced technologies.
As a privileged partner of companies, FCBA is attentive to their technical and economic environment, to help them integrate technological innovations and adapt to the rapid evolution of markets.
The strengths of the FCBA Technological Institute
A unique expertise in the field of genetic improvement (in partnership with INRA) and in the silviculture of plantation forests.
A team of 15 people specialized in the field of wood harvesting and supply, which makes it the largest in France.
A multidisciplinary team of experts competent in all areas of wood in construction: mechanical assemblies, gluing, dimensioning of components and structures.
Testing facilities in Champs-sur-Marne and Bordeaux to meet all the needs of companies in terms of product suitability for use, standardization or certification in France or abroad
Recognized expertise in design by use in the field of furniture
A competent standardization office for all the standards of the forestry-wood and furniture industries.