Inspection and buying
Quality control, in the countries of origin, is carried out by our inspectors, always in the person of one of the members of the Arduini’s family. This inspection is carried out according to international rules or according to the Arduini inspection rules, in which case we take into account the specific needs and requirements of each individual customer.
When we inspect the wood in our sawmill and in our warehouse in Italy, we do follow the rules coded at Arduini Legnami. These are both general rules and specific rules for each species and use, taking into account the quality standards specifically requested by each customer for a specific contract.
Based on our high quality standards, we go trough the inspection of timber. The wood positively inspected is delivered to our warehouse in Italy or to our end customers all over the world. The wood, inspected in the countries of origin, after being processed, if required, is taken, from the forest or from the sawmill, to the logistics area of the port and loaded into containers or breakbulk, in order to reach the final destination. Carriage to the port of shipment usually takes place by road or river transport. Finally, we take care of the export documents and provide customers with all the documents required by the authorities in the final destination country.
In our yard and warehouse of more than 30.000 sqm we stock logs, lumber and massive panels of about forty different species.
In our logs and lumber yard, we take care of receiving, inspecting, counting the pieces, and processing incoming wood through our warehouse software, specifically developed for Arduini Legnami in order to ensure the historicization of orders and specifications of each individual customer and to allow our warehouse staff to know, at any time, where they can find every single piece of wood.
Arduini Legnami is fully compliance with HSE regulations and take care employees can operate safely, especially with forklift and handheld activities.
Kiln Drying: Each piece of wood must then be bought into drying condition that exactly matches the correct UL% in order to meet the moisture content of the final application required by the customers and suitable for the end use. Aimed at eradicating pest infestation, KD lumber tratment must be required to reach an internal temperature of 56°C for 30 minutes. We can therefore gurantee the “Export phytosanitary”.
Vaporization: Vaporization is a process that consists in submitting to the action of saturated vapor green wood stacked inside a cell, to increase the temperature around 100 ° C, it softens the wood fibers and thus allow an easier manipulation of the raw material. Arduini Legnami’s goal is to change the natural color of the wood (walnut and exotic wood in particular) through a procedure that is natural and not through chemical laboratory.