Who are we?
Felix Clercx (BV & Gmbh) and Fiberdeck (SAS) etablished in the Netherlands, Germany and France give birth to a unique brand name : Felix Distribution.
Felix Distribution is a combination of Wood and WPC smart outdoor solutions.
- Felix Clercx brings FelixWood brand a unique know-how in FSC certified tropical timber for decking, cladding and fencing.
- Fiberdeck, specialist in co-extruded composite decking and cladding becomes a brand distributed by Felix Distribution. Cobra and Nivo brands also merge under the name Cobrafastener.
Felix Distribution thus distributes the group’s brands: Fiberdeck, Felixwood, Cobrafastener and Owlialights, as well as exclusive brands: Fiberon, Moso, Bfix depending on the country.
We are unifying our ranges and investing in our logistics platforms in Helmond (NL) and Lille (FR) for greater responsiveness.
This makes Felix Distribution, your best partner for Smart Outdoor Solutions
A short History
19 June, 1891
A sawmill for local wood was set up in Mierlo in the northern Brabant region of the Netherlands over a century ago, precisely on June 19th, by Felix Clercx. In 1900, due to rapid growth, the company moved to Helmond on the banks of the Zuid-Willemsvaart canal.
Between 1914 and 1918, to offset the lack of wood for mines during the war, the company developed a wood trading business alongside the sawmill.
1930 – second generation
In 1930, Jean-Louis Clercx took over from the founder Felix Clercx. Sales activity boomed mainly for pine and fir and other wood species imported from Germany, Poland and France.
1975 – third generation
Jean-Marie Clercx joined the company. Felix Clercx began to import tropical wood and oak, making the company less dependent on its own sawmill. The success of these imports, especially of African Eki wood, finally led to the sawmill being closed down in 1980. In 1983, Jean-Marie Clercx took over from Jean-Louis, who had been at the head of Felix Clercx for over 50 years.
From 1985, Indonesian Bangkirai wood began to replace African Eki. Felix became the main importer of the new wood variety. The FelixWood brand was set up to develop its new range of garden wood with high-quality products. Exports to Belgium and Germany were expanded to countries including Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and France.
The FelixWood concept brought significant growth to the company. In 2001, the company moved from Helmond city centre to a newly developed industrial area with improved logistics facilities and a lot more space. The company has been headed by Peter Derckx since Jean-Marie Clercx’s retirement. Peter Derckx joined the company in 1988 and grew with it as a salesman, sales director, deputy manager and now general manager. Peter Derckx has given the company a new direction with the range expanding to include thermo-treated wood products, WPC and wood-aluminium products with consistent high quality and durability.
The group Forestia, founded and managed by Nicolas and Béatrice Tant, took over the Felix Clercx B.V company, as well as its agent Holzservice Gmbh located in Dortmund (Germany) and managed by Ralf Zacharias. Forestia and Felix Clercx share the same values of respect, innovation and environmental responsibility. The sound management of our tropical forest resources, the purchase of wood complying with the EUTR and the development of our FSC certified woods are the focal points of our policy. 95% recycled plastic waste is used in producing our WPC.
Felix Clercx will be renamed Felix Distribution, helping us to focus on marketing
the group’s brands in Europe (FelixWood, Fiberdeck, Cobrafastener), as well as more widely overseas.
As an importer of exotic wood for 3 generations, we have seen our profession change with the introduction of new materials: thermo-modified wood and WPC , as well as accessories for patios and decks.
Since 20 October 2010, (came actually into force 3rd March 2013) importing wood into Europe has been subject to Regulation 995/2010 of the European Parliament and Council (EUTR), which sets out the obligations of all operators selling wood and derivative products on the market.
We are particularly attentive and rigorous about applying this law and preserving our resources.
100% of our tropical timber come from legal sources. They are tracked all along the supply chain, from the standing tree, to the sawmill, to the port of loading and all the way to our warehouses in Helmond. Our preferrd and well kbown suppliers are regularly audited by our services or by third parties in line with our specifications to ensure they are respecting their commitment to traceability and legal origin.
Alongside this quality control policy, we are increasing the amount of our FSC certified tropical wood currently over 40%.
Our goal is to extend our volume to 100% in the upcoming years.
Our main brands : FelixWood® and Fiberdeck® mainly consist of FSC or PEFC certified products.