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Ordilan is a long-established company operating for 68 years in the field of wood, Importing wood, timber products, softwood, plywood, and construction formworks. Throughout the years, the company has consistently striven to increase the range of products marketed by entering new areas and expanding its customer base. Ordilan provides solutions for all customer’s needs in the fields of timber, construction and packaging.
Ordilan markets its products from its large industrial plant in the Gan Yavne Industrial Zone where tens of thousands of cubic meters of wood are stored. In 2013, the company’s revenue totaled about NIS 270 million (abt. 60 million euros).
Ordilan was founded in 1946 by the late Nachum Lichtenberg and other partners in Tel Aviv. In 1970 his sons Moti Tel-Or and Uzi Lichtenberg bought out the partners and throughout the years the third generation was incorporated into the management of the different departments in the business.
The total land owned by the company amounts to 45, 000 plus square meters. In 2012 the company built a planning mill and a plant for laminating plywood and other sheet materials. In 2013, the company acquired a factory (formerly Triwall) for pallet manufacturing.
In the past 17 years, Ordilan invested in the building sector through fully owned subsidiaries that have resulted in construction of hundreds of apartments in Modiin, Gedera and Beit Shemesh. Ordilan has excellent commercial relations with the world’s leading wood producers, and the company currently has over 150 employees.
Company management offices are located at 45 Nahmani St. Tel Aviv and managed by Moti Tel-Or and Uzi Lichtenberg. The logistics center of the company is located in Gan-Yavne, near Ashdod port, and includes the marketing and the manufacturing divisions. The 5 major departments are: softwood, hardwood, plywood, industry, and construction technologies. The warehouses contains tens of thousands cubic meters of different wood and wood products.
Softwood: Whitewood and pine mainly for construction, wooden pallets and joinery.
Hardwood: beech, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and others marketed to furniture manufacturers, and decking wood.
Plywood: Plywood, M.D.F., chipboard and hardboard.
Industry: Planning mill, laminating plant, Pallet production.
Construction Technologies: Design, sale and rental of advanced formwork for construction.
Ordilan is the Israeli representative of HARSCO company, which specializes in quality building formworks.
Ordilan’s sales have grown significantly in recent years and the company strives to maintain this growth. While most companies in this sector in Israel specialize in specific types of wood, Ordilan markets a wide range of woods and intends to continue to be Israel’s main supplier of wood and wood products.
Public Activities and Contribution to the Community
Co-CEO Uzi Lichtenberg serves as chairman of the wood sector and industrialized wood boards at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce. As part of this role he promotes the recognition of wood as a leading raw material. He also serves on several Standards Institute committees and assisted in authorizing 100 roofers – a joint venture of the Chamber of Commerce and Israel Building Center.
Ordilan regularly contributes wood and plywood to the needy and maintains a fully equipped carpentry workshop named after the company founder, the late Nachum Lichtenberg. The workshop is in the Oferim village in Ramat Hasharon for autistic adults to enrich the residents’ lives.