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About Us

OUR COMPANY
OUR COMPANY

OUR COMPANY

HISTORY
HISTORY

HISTORY

Sustainable development
Sustainable development

Sustainable development

LENGA WOOD
LENGA WOOD

LENGA WOOD

TOURISM IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO
TOURISM IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO

TOURISM IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO

OUR COMPANY

OUR COMPANY

OUR COMPANY

IGNISTERRA is the largest producer of Kiln Dried sawn lumber and processed products in fine wood, especially in Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio), which is a Chilean native noble wood that grows exclusively in the extreme south of South America.

IGNISTERRA offers a wide range of products manufactured in Lenga from Kiln Dried sawn lumber to cut-to-size pieces, edge glued panels (EGP), glulam beams & elements, and an increasing production in the areas of ​​design and architecture, such as windows and doors in solid wood, flooring, cladding, all types of furniture and furniture parts & pieces completely machined, assembled or ready to assemble, according to each customer’s specifications..

In all its activities IGNISTERRA has a strong commitment to environmental care and responsible forest management. All products are FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council ®certified. IGNISTERRA has 15,000 hectares in Tierra del Fuego, where it has a self-sustaining energy industrial plant, which includes a modern sawmill, kiln drying facilities and a pre-processing plant, which has been in operation since 1992.

In addition the company has a manufacturing plant in Villa Alemana with more than a hundred types of equipment from manual machinery to CNC routers. In its industrial facilities IGNISTERRA has implemented the latest in cutting edge technology, which along with its highly qualified personnel and ISO 9001 management system, allows it to design and manufacture products with the highest level of quality. 

 

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HISTORY

HISTORY

The Company was founded in 1992 and is currently owned by Chilean investors. For 15 years, the company was geared almost exclusively for exports, encouraging us to develop high quality products for international market standards.

The markets with which it has worked with are: Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy, England, Denmark, Belgium, Armenia and Portugal), Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand), Middle East (Jordan, Dubai, Lebanon and Kuwait) and America (Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, Argentina and Peru).

In recent years, the company has expanded its business in the domestic market, promoting this native species, which has been very well received amongst top designers and architects in Chile.

During the year 2013, Ignisterra has opened 3 showrooms throughout domestic market to promote its products, whose aim is to propose high quality wood products, highlighting those related to architecture and construction: such as solid doors, high-tech wood windows, flooring, cladding and glulam beams & elements. In these showrooms customers can find home line and decoration items, such as extraordinary Lenga furniture designed by Italians and handmade by Peruvian artisans. As well as a wide range of kitchen accessories, and even an exclusive item such as sunglasses, all made from Lenga wood.

These showrooms are located in Santiago, Villa Alemana, Puerto Varas and Punta Arenas.

 

 

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Sustainable development

Sustainable development

Regarding environmental care, Ignisterra works with high standards of conservation and commitment, based on models of sustainable forest management. The wood is extracted from its own forests in Tierra del Fuego, through a responsible forestry management, authorized and controlled by CONAF (National Forest Corporation).

Forestry management consists in harvesting a controlled percentage of adult trees, allowing small trees to grow, receive sunlight and thus never disrupting the forest cycle.

In addition, it seeks to efficiently use all parts of the tree, this is done by cutting its wood in random widths and lengths as well as promoting the acceptance of natural characteristics of the wood, such as knots and color differences.

Since 2009 Ignisterra has been FSC® certified, making it a pioneer in Chilean certification of natural forests. With this, Ignisterra ensures an environmentally responsible forestry management, that it is socially beneficial and economically viable. In 2013, the company obtained the highest recognition in the Southern Summit by placing first as a sustainable export company, awarded by ProChile.

 

Finally, Ignisterra’s sawmill in Tierra del Fuego has a modern co-generator plant of sustainable biomass thermo and electric energy production, which allows it to sell Carbon Credits certified by the United Nations. 

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LENGA WOOD

LENGA WOOD

Lenga wood (Nothofagus pumilio), is a native species that grows exclusively in the South of Chile and Argentina, where its largest areas are found in the Chilean regions of Aysen and Magallanes, specifically in Patagonia and the island of Tierra del Fuego.

Lenga forests in Chile reach an area of 3.4 million hectares; about 33% of such surface is allowed for commercial use by Chilean law. 

Lenga is known in many countries as Fireland or Patagonian Cherry for its similar grain and colors with American Cherry. Its sapwood is white to yellowish and its heartwood is pale pink to dark in color. It is considered worldwide as a hardwood that has excellent features for the furniture craftsmanship, such as carving, gluing, profiling, staining and finishing. In short, it is perfect for designs aiming to honor nature and allowing to obtain excellent and fine wood products.

A Lenga tree is adapted to grow in places with poor soils, cold weather and strong winds, where no other species grows. It is the foremost pioneer and in many places is the first species to grow after volcanic eruptions. This makes it a strong tree, thus not making it an endangered species.

Each piece of lenga is unique. Being a native wood, it has the peculiarities of natural forests where each piece has colors and unique grains designed by nature, with the passing of time. This is an advantage over wood from plantations where all trees are generally clones with the same characteristics. In addition, it is an exclusive product, since there are forests of lenga only in the extreme south of Argentina and Chile, and their sustainable forestry management requires a controlled productive volume. 

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TOURISM IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO

TOURISM IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Another interesting activity that the company has carried out is the opening of a hotel at its facilities in Tierra del Fuego
Ignisterra has initiated this hotel activity for all fly-fishing lovers, birdwatchers, trekkers or simply for those looking forward to enjoy Tierra del Fuego’s amazing landscapes.

You can visit the web page: www.paradorrussfin.cl for more information

Sección Russfin | Timaukel | Tierra del Fuego | Chile
Phone 56-61-2216748 | 56- 61-2217347 | 56-61-2229846 | info@paradorrussfin.cl

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CERTIFICACION

FORESTAL RUSSFIN

VISIT US ON :

Villa Alemana

Casa Matriz - Camino Troncal 01348 - Villa Alemana.

Tel.: (56 32) 232 8500 - (56 32) 232 8501

Horario de atención: Lunes a Sábado de 09:00 - 18:00 hrs.

Email de contacto:  lenga@ignisterra.com
Santiago, Las Condes

Showroom Las Condes Design  -  Avenida Las Condes 9765, Local 211.

Tel.: (56) 9 85021736 / (56) 9 97301468 / (56) 9 74955687 

Horario atención: Lunes a Viernes de 9:00 a 19:00 hrs. Sábado: 10:00 a 19:00 hrs.

Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas (para regiones del sur: Araucanía, Los Ríos y Los Lagos)

Representantes - Ruta 5 sur Km 1008, Puerto Varas.

Confirme visita, podríamos estar en terreno: (+569)61202393 / (+569)98744828.

Email de contacto: lenga@ignisterra.com

Punta Arenas

Sala de Ventas - Angamos 925, Magallanes,  Punta Arenas

Tel.: (56 61) 222 9846

Horario de atención: Lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 13:00 hrs. y de 14:30 a 19:45 hrs.

Sábado: jornada única de 10:15 a 14:00 hrs.

Email de contacto: ventaspuntaarenas@ignisterra.com

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