BluWood Industries S.A. (BluWood) is the first major value chain investment of FCCF in Central America. BluWood has a two-pronged business strategy. On the one hand BluWood offers products like flooring and decking based on sustainably sourced local timber species to Costa Rican and regional buyers, mostly in the construction sector. On the other hand, BluWood offers transformation services including kiln drying, molding and dimensioning to small and mid-sized wood companies in the Pacific region of Costa Rica. As a large industrial site, BluWood also hosts other wood companies on its premises, constituting a small “wood cluster”.
BluWood’s business model is enabled by the acquisition in 2018 of a legacy industry which was built end of the 1990s. It is located in San Francisco Coyote on the Nicoya Peninsula and constitutes a majour source of employment to the local community.