The ABPMA maintains an updated inventory of
its associates' African Mahogany, which is available for sale, and where these
producers are located. Those interested in purchasing are directed to the
producer that best meets that demand, in terms of geographical proximity,
delivery capacity, and availability of the specific wood requested. In the event
of a demand for a large quantity of wood, members form specific groups, in
which marketing rules are governed by an “ABPMA Marketing Term and Rules”.
These groups will attend to each request. After evaluations and comparisons of
the prices of fine woods in the national market, ABPMA members made their
Reference Table, which serves as a guide for the sale of young mahogany. Prices
may change depending on each negotiation.
The ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) report
is an international journal published every two weeks with the aim of providing
updates on the international wood market, countries of origin, and other news
related to the world’s timber market. It is a good source of updated
information and where the interested party will be able to follow the
international price of African Mahogany of African origin.
In 2016 we started contacting Tramontina Pará
so that they could get to know African Mahogany with the aim of placing it on
their production line. We placed a large order for small objects from the
Tramontina line that had the ABPMA logo and delivered to our associates.
However, as an essential specification, we ask that the objects would be
delivered in African Mahogany. The factory, to serve us, sought African
Mahogany in adult forests in Pará and consequently tested and approved the
wood. After some time we were pleased to be informed that due to the beauty of
the wood and its workability, Tramontina would be launching a Premium catalog
with African Mahogany objects, which can be accessed through the Tramontina
website with beautiful products online. Our African mahogany produced in Brazil
is in more than 170 countries, in which Tramontina operates.
To consolidate this partnership, we held a
meeting of associates in Pará, visiting Embrapa - PA and Tramontina, where we
were very well received and were able to see the mahogany on the production
line in the beautiful factory.
Seeking to introduce young mahogany to the
national market and show the beauty of wood to the retail audience, ABPMA has
partnered with Fubbá Objetos Inteligentes. A partnership that will move the
African Mahogany scene in Brazil, due to its creativity and interaction of
activities related to the furniture sector and the mahogany forests. Through a
curatorship by Fubbá, partner designers, now also partners of ABPMA, were
selected to produce objects with African Mahogany. Contests will be created to
encourage students to work with wood, and the winners will also have their
pieces for sale on the website. Fubbá, as a company always concerned with
sustainability, will allocate a percentage of its sales to purchase African
Mahogany seedlings that will be donated to a chosen ABPMA associate, who will
take care of the forest until the end. They will be called Fubbá Smart Forests.
The sales website of Fubbá Objetos will have an exclusive section for the sale
of objects produced with African Mahogany created by the designers and also
objects signed by ABPMA.