Bamboo Import Europe, formerly known as Bamboe Bouw Nederland (Bamboo Construction Netherlands) has become one of the largest and most reputable bamboo suppliers in Europe. Early 2016 we decided to rebrand our company name to reach a wider and international audience.
With our redesigned online bamboo store we want to make it a lot easier for customers outside the Netherlands to purchase and enjoy our bamboo products. Apart from our online collection we also offer special business to business solutions for companies that wish to work with bamboo, or custom made bamboo designs for special projects.
Bamboe Bouw Nederland was founded in 2008 by Pim van der Eng and Sandra Bonne. From their garage they started selling a small selection of bamboo construction and garden products which they would later import themselves in bulk quantities.
Because of the couple's passion and determination they managed to land a few prestigious projects that would demonstrate the amazing properties of bamboo to a larger and international public. Customers and builders got inspired and found a reliable partner and supplier of high quality bamboo materials in Bamboe Bouw Nederland.
As the business continued to grow, and inquiries from neighbouring countries started to poor in, a new location and a larger team had to be assembled to sustain the company's growth. This led to the start up of Bamboo Import, which is now quickly growing into the largest importer and distributor of bamboo products in Europe.
CEO & Founder
CFO & Founder
Bamboo Expert & Marketing
Construction Specialist & Sales
Pim van der Eng
Ever since the beginning we realised the importance of controlling our own production in order to guarantee the best quality bamboo products for our customers. We established exclusive and long term partnerships with selected suppliers in China, Indonesia and South America where our European experts can monitor everything from harvest to processing and local working conditions.
Because of our presence at the source we are aware of the latest developments and are also capable to make immediate adjustments if required. Another very important advantage is that we can eliminate all middle men, which allows us to import and distribute bamboo at the most competitive prices.
From the roughly 1575 different bamboo species that exist in the world, we have currently selected 10 priority species that are best suited for decorative or constructive applications. One bamboo species in particular, Guadua angustifolia from South America, is especially of interest as it is considered the world's strongest bamboo.
All our bamboo poles are carefully selected according to the following standards:
- Origin of the bamboo
- Sustainable harvesting practices
- Age and maturity of the bamboo
- Applied preservation and treatment methods
- Drying time and moisture content
- Straightness and thickness of the bamboo poles
- Absence of defects such as cracks or perforations
As a socially responsible company we invest heavily in building new and better infrastructure for the treatment and storage of our environmentally friendly bamboo products in Indonesia and South America.
Our investments mainly affect remote rural areas and its population since we buy all our bamboo directly from local farmers. It is very important that farmers receive a fair price for their annual bamboo crop (only mature poles are cut) to ensure the conservation of bamboo forests.
Because of this strategy, locals are now showing great interest to plant bamboo or to properly maintain existing bamboo clumps on their land. This is a 180 degree turnaround as bamboo is traditionally seen as a crop with low financial value that needed to be removed in order to provide pasture for cattle (one of the main causes of the global deforestation problem).
It gives us great satisfaction that we can improve the living conditions of local people and at the same time provide a positive impact on the environment. As a customer you directly contribute to these positive developments.
Bamboo Import Europe is located in the Netherlands. You are most welcome to visit us and buy bamboo directly from our warehouse. With an inventory of 3000 m2 we usually have all products immediately available.
If you need advice about our bamboo products or have questions about a special project or bamboo in general, than please don't hesitate to visit or contact us.