About

Established in 1972, IFP is a global leader and North America's largest trader of forest products commodities.

At home around the world, International Forest Products (IFP) has become a leader in the international forest products trade. It is a company in which "think global, act local" is more than just a working philosophy. It is a way of life.

Worldwide Reach

  • Headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with offices and a network of exclusive sales representatives around the world
  • Conduct business in 100+ countries
  • Ranked as the 5th largest US exporter by the Journal of Commerce
  • More than 5,000 employees around the globe
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Trusted Experts

Our company was built on and continues to grow with loyal, long-term, multi-generational supplier and customer relationships.  Our core team is comprised of experienced, veteran professionals who coordinate all aspects of our transactions. We are committed to providing the highest standards of customer service to our suppliers, customers, and sales personnel. With sales to converters in 100+ countries, we are equipped to conduct business in any language. We have intimate knowledge of local customs, traditions, market conditions, and pricing trends.

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Financial Strength

IFP’s strong financial base and access to capital is a valuable commodity for our supplying mills, freeing up their resources for internal use. With almost 50 years of trading history in the international arena, IFP has a wealth of experience in identifying and protecting against unnecessary financing, foreign exchange fluctuations and credit risks. For more than 30 years, IFP has insured our receivables via a third party, building a supportive relationship that allows our suppliers and customers to grow worldwide. In addition, IFP has a significant amount of credit available from a syndicate of major international financial institutions, many of whom we have enjoyed decades-long relationships.  

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Affiliates

The Kraft Group, headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., and its affiliates are major players in the world of business. The company ranks in the top 90 of America’s largest privately-owned businesses, according to Forbes and employs more than 9,500 people worldwide.
 

Sustainability

International Forest Products
Timber Statement

International Forest Products LLC (IFP) understands the value of natural resources and the importance of making sure they are sustainably harvested. IFP endeavors to perform levels of diligence that are consistent with the best practices in the industry, on the timber products that we purchase. Through such diligence activities, IFP is determined to verify that all products we acquire comply with applicable rules and regulations and IFP’s internal policies. In addition, we voluntarily submitted our practices for review to the Forest Steward Council and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Chain of Custody, and we are pleased to report they granted us the following certifications:

1. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody Certification FSC License Code: FSC-C022526

2. Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Chain of Custody Certification (PEFC®) Certificate number: PwC-PEFC-461