Die Paulownia Spezialisten - Über uns, die Cathaia International
Cathaia - Paulownia
Cathaia International GmbH and Co.KG consider itself as a world wide acting company, which develops and implents ecological and sustainable concepts. We specialize in the rapidly growing Paulownia species that we have successfully grown in Europe, Africa and Central America.
Three different business areas build the core of our operations:
- Plantations: Planing, development and operation of Paulownia plantations
- Seed stock: Trading with high quality Paulownia Seed stock
- Timber: Trading with Paulownia timber
With our project partner, PLAN 8 GmbH from Eckernförde, we have successfully established a ca. 63ha Paulownia Plantage in the years 2015 and 2016.
You can participate in a part of this plantation. The project is in the final design phase and will be available in the spring of 2017.
The participation takes place in the form of limited partnerships on the plantation company with a minimum participation amount of € 50,000.
Our meeting with the Chinese Paulownia Research Center (CPRC)
In January 2016 Cathaia received an exclusive invitation to the "Chinese Paulownia Research Center" (CPRC) in Zhengzhou. This institute, which is part of the Chinese State Forestry Academy, was founded in 1984 and is the largest research institution in the world dealing exclusively with Paulownia. Only a few private companies were allowed to look behind the walls of this unique institution.
Six different professors with around 70 employees work on all aspects of the Paulownia, including breeding and genetics, cultivation, wood science and economics.
After a welcome from the Institute Director Prof. Li FangDong, a presentation of the institute and a joint workshop, we were allowed to be guided by Prof. Chang to the locations of the Paulownia cultivation, sawmills and the wood processing, to participate on on-depth discussions on cultivation, care and processing methods.
Until today, we maintain a lively contact and benefit from our knowledge gains.
Invitation to the economic forum between Ivory Coast and Italy
The invitation to the Economic Forum between the Côte d'Ivoire and Italy, organized by the Milan Expo from 28.09. until 29.09.2015 came for us very surprising, but it made us accordingly proud.
As it turned out, the reason for the invitation lay in our "Cathaia Perma" concept designed for Senegal, which had found its way to the Ivorian Ministry of Economics and met with a genuine interest there. In a personal meeting with the Ivorian minister of economic affairs in Milan, we were able to explain the concept further.
Our trade fair appearances
Get to know us
At various trade fairs you have the opportunity to get to know us and to talk to us personally about the cultivation of Paulownia in Germany and worldwide. However, also topics such as profitability, commercialization of wood, its special properties in furniture construction and other special areas can be discussed there.
At our stand you can see, touch, feel and smell the Paulownia. But you can also experience Paulownia wood in use, from trunk slices to the processed product. It's definitely worth a visit.