Canadian Wood supports the inauguration of Caple Industrial Solutions’ Centre of Excellence in Mumbai

Canadian Wood launched Centre of Excellence in Mumbai with Caple Industrial solutions
Canadian Wood launched Centre of Excellence in Mumbai with Caple Industrial solutions

In a groundbreaking development for the Indian wood industry, Canadian Wood has made a significant move. The British Columbia (B.C.) provincial government’s crown corporation, Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (FII India), popularly known as Canadian Wood, played a pivotal role in supporting the grand opening of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) by Caple Industrial Solutions in Mumbai. The inauguration event for the expansive 13000-sq.ft. CoE at Pelhar in Vasai, on August 5, stood as a remarkable industry milestone. It highlighted Canadian Wood’s resolute dedication to propelling sustainable practices and fostering workforce skill development. Caple, renowned for its adeptness in delivering top-tier training and development facilities, also conveyed their excitement about the launch.


The remarkable inauguration of the Centre of Excellence in Mumbai 


Canadian Wood, Centre of Excellence, Caple Industrial Solutions, Indian wood industry
Elevating innovation in the Indian wood industry – The Centre of Excellence in Vasai, Mumbai


The CoE at Vasai stands as an industry trailblazer, representing a pioneering initiative. It boasts a unique design to showcase cutting-edge technologies and provide comprehensive year-round training programs. Canadian Wood secures the advantage of utilizing Caple’s state-of-the-art facility, hosting an array of diverse events and training workshops. Collaborating with the Furniture Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) empowers Canadian Wood to deliver exceptional training sessions, providing participants with vital industry expertise. Moreover, this facility serves as a strategic platform, effectively spotlighting and promoting Canadian Wood’s range of products. This endeavour not only enhances their brand visibility but also extends their market influence. Furthermore, it marks a substantial step forward in their industry reach. 


Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director of Canadian Wood talking about the launch of the CoE-

“We are thrilled to support the Centre of Excellence, as it symbolises our dedication to create a positive impact in the wood industry. Through this effort with Caple, we aim to nurture and enhance the skills of our workforce, cultivating a community of responsible wood practitioners who share our commitment to sustainability.”


Satyan Thukral, CEO, Caple Industrial Solutions on the inauguration of CoE-

“We are honoured to receive support for the prestigious Canadian Wood’s Centre of Excellence. This initiative aligns perfectly with our mission to empower professionals with the technology, process knowledge and skills necessary to drive sustainable practices forward as it is the need of the hour.”


Canadian Wood supports the launch of CoE at Caple INdustrial Solutions
Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director of Canadian Wood & Satyan Thukral, CEO of Caple Industrial Solutions at the inauguration in Mumbai


The unveiling of the Centre of Excellence on August 5th in Vasai witnessed the presence of prominent industry leaders, professionals, and media representatives. Canadian Wood aims to use this platform to educate, upskill, as well as empower all levels of the workforce. This includes a workforce of carpenters, machine operators, production managers, and decision-makers. Moreover, the initiative aims to provide best practices in handling, manufacturing, and machining wood, promoting sustainable wood and production practices. 

As a testament to their commitment, Canadian Wood has generously contributed various Canadian wood species to adorn the facility’s interiors. These exquisite wood species have been artfully utilised to craft training centre spaces, elegant counters, exquisite panelling, and captivating wood interiors. They have played a crucial role in creating durable as well as aesthetically pleasing furniture. Additionally, this effort effectively infuses the entire space with the timeless beauty of natural wood.


About Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (Canadian Wood)

FII India is a crown corporation of the government of British Columbia (B.C.), the westernmost province of Canada. Its mandate is to promote wood from sustainably managed and certified forests in B.C. Canada in the offshore markets. Additionally, it aims to position itself as a global supplier of quality, environmentally responsible wood products from B.C. Canada by creating awareness and spreading education through information and technical support on the wide variety of timber products available. Its brand/logo Canadian Wood was established in 2013 to reach out to the ease of understanding of its activities by its target audience globally.

FII promotes five distinct wood species in India that are sourced from the sustainably managed forests of B.C., Canada, namely Douglas, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF), which are recommended for different applications. They are available in 22 cities across India through a strong network of 40+ stockists.


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