About Us

Panda Panel Agencies Ltd

Panda Panel Agencies Limited is one of the UK’s leading independent import / export agency companies specialising in a comprehensive range of both "Commercial" and "Speciality" wood based panel products originating primarily from China and Malaysia.

Panda Panel Agencies Limited is one of the UK’s leading independent import / export agency companies specialising in a comprehensive range of both "Commercial" and "Speciality" wood based panel products originating primarily from China and Malaysia.

Whilst being a UK based company our main operation is in China where we have our own staff and from where we export to a number of world markets including the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Australia, Greece, Turkey and the Caribbean Islands. We also have a representative office in Malaysia.

We are able to provide an extensive range of products which are currently sold to major importers, industrial end users and DIY multiple retail stores.

Everything we ship from China is carefully inspected piece by piece by our own team of inspectors either during production and / or during final quality inspection.

We are FSC® Certified (SGSCH-COC-004667) and specialise in FSC® Certified commercial plywood, film faced plywood and door skin plywood. Click here to see a copy of our FSC® Certificate →

We are also ISO 9001 : 2015 certified (QAS International Registration Certificate No CA15150) and have been assessed and approved by QAS International in accordance with the relevant management systems, standards and guidelines. Click here to see a copy of our ISO Certificate →

Through many years of experience in trading directly with Chinese plywood manufacturers (as opposed to export trading companies) we have the ability to ensure that everything we sell is in accordance with the correct specification and quality requirements.

We have a reputation for being able to supply virtually every type of wood based panel product originating in Asia and our range of products is a testament to the time spent with suppliers in the region to establish new and innovative products. In fact we are very proud of the fact that we have been trading with some of our suppliers for over 20 years.

Effective from March 3rd 2013 the new “European Timber Regulations” (EUTR)((EU)995/2010 dated 20th October 2010) came into effect making it illegal to place illegal timber (or products manufactured from illegal timber) on EU markets and all businesses affected by the Regulations now have to adopt practices to ensure that they trade and supply legal timber as a minimum.

In order to comply with the new regulations we work very closely with our suppliers who are now able to provide comprehensive sets of documents to confirm that where necessary, everything we offer is in compliance with the new regulations.


Environmental Policy

FSCWe are committed to sourcing our range of products from legal and well managed, sustainable forest resources in compliance with European Timber Regulations. We will collaborate with all relevant parties both within the United Kingdom and overseas to ensure compliance with, and to promote good forest management.

We are FSC® Certified by SGS with Licence No. FSC C010066.

FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests (http://www.fsc.org) .

Under the terms of our certification we are obliged to maintain accurate chain of custody records for purchases and sales of wood based panel products from FSC® Certified suppliers to FSC® Certified customers. The records are available for scrutiny by FSC® and the certification organisation on demand.

We are now concentrating heavily on Chinese production of the following FSC certified products:
• FSC® 100% Poplar core plywood with either Bintangor, Pencil Cedar, White Birch or Red Engineered Poplar face and back
• FSC® 100% Eucalyptus / Poplar combi core plywood with either Bintangor, Pencil Cedar, White Birch or Red Engineered Poplar face and back
• FSC® 100% Poplar throughout plywood
• FSC® 100% film faced Poplar core plywood with either textured or smooth face and back

We continually monitor our suppliers to ensure that environmental standards are met and that no products sourced by us derive from any of the following:
• Endangered species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) legislation
• Timber that has been illegally harvested
• Areas where traditional or civil rights are violated
• Timber harvested from endangered forests
• Wood harvested in forests being converted into "Non-Forest" use (for example palm oil plantations)

We visit all our suppliers on a regular basis to discuss environmental issues and changes to relevant legislation. We encourage them to undertake sound environmental practices and to obtain independent certification such as FSC® or PEFC®


ISO 9001 : 2015 certified