Created over 100 years ago by Félix Lachize, the Lachize Forestry Company originally supplied wood for bakers' ovens.
Félix Lachize gradually developed the business, joining forces with his brother Henri. The forestry company specialised at that time in the production of timber for the construction of coal mines.
Charles Lachize, the founder's son, then took over the family business and, when mining activity reduced, he created Scierie Lachize. The business diversified and started its production of timber for the building sector.
In 1973, Jean Lachize took control of the business. Successive investments between 1990 and 2000 enabled production to adapt to new market requirements and the business to remain competitive.
In June 2013, the production site was devastated by a fire. After a year of rebuilding, activity resumed in July 2014 with brand new machines.
We are situated in Thel, in the Haut Beaujolais area, and timber is procured mainly from the Auvergne–Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche Comté regions.
The sawmill processes each year 20,000 m3 of resinous timber.
Today, Arnaud Lachize represents the 4th generation of sawmillers. The business has a team of 10 employees and a turnover of €3,000,000.