Established since 1955, John Bitar & co. Ltd has grown to become Ghana’s leading producer of premium quality wood products under the Free Zones enclave. We specialize in the manufacture of various wood products from the finest tropical hard and softwoods. Included in our range of products are Sliced Veneers, Rotary cut Veneers, Plywood, Lumber, Mouldings and various profiled sections, Laminated and Finger-jointed products and Flooring.
These are sold under our visible trade marks ''JCM'' and ''SUMA" to reputable companies in Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Our growth has been impressive over the years, making us the largest free zones timber processing company in Ghana. Throughout the years, we have shown remarkable strength in the face of stiff competition and many challenges, and have grown into a company with three large factories that specialize in the manufacture of various wood products.
Our resilience and dedication to our customers has earned us many local and international awards including Euro Market Award for Export Excellence, Ghana-Africa Business Award for Contribution to Economic Co-operation and International Trade, several National Awards for Export Achievement and Builder's Woodwork, Most Important Exporter and Importer Award and many more.
We are concerned about the environment and have taken steps to preserve it for future generations. As such, we undertake plantation development and reforestation and are currently managing three projects at Acheampim, Manzan and Bia Tawya forest reserves. Our efforts were rewarded in 1998 with the Forestry Award for Actively Engaging in Tree Growing and Excellent Contribution towards Reforestation and in year 2008 with another award for Continuous Commitment to Environmental Stewardship.
We are also aware of the increasing demand for Certified wood products and timber from Legally verified sources and are working in partnership with WWF under the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) program with Smart Wood of Rainforest Alliance as an independent certifying body and have achieved FSC Chain of Custody and FSC Controlled Wood Certificates”. Our company has subsequently been listed on Forest Stewardship Council’s website www.fsc.org.
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