Fibreco Export Inc. was founded in 1977 as a consortium of over thirty sawmill companies to export surplus B.C. wood chips to overseas pulp and paper manufacturing markets in Asia. In 1979 Fibreco constructed one of the world’s largest wood chip storage and shipping terminals, serviced by truck, rail and barge transportation.
In 2000 Fibreco was restructured as a private company owned by a group of forest companies which operate in the Interior region of the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
In 2005 Fibreco started handling biomass wood pellets for the rapidly growing BC biomass industry. Six storage silos for pellets were completed in 2006. The flat storage pellet shed was built in 2011. Currently Fibreco loads a large portion of B.C.’s wood pellets destined for the European and Asian energy markets.
2017 brought the end of wood chip storage and export at Fibreco, making way for new business opportunities in bulk handling. While still involved with wood chips in the Interior of British Columbia, Fibreco will no longer handle them at its terminal.