Viable forestry businesses

are central to our approach to sustainability

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Natural forest management

is our strategy to conserve the Atlantic Forest in Paraguay

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We foster diverse landscapes

by integrating environmental and social goals into our business models

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The investment in human capacity

is what makes our business resilient

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Unique Wood Paraguay S.A.

At unique wood paraguay S.A. we have been working to build a sustainable and successful forest sector since almost 20 years. Our objective is the enhancement of forest resources through the development and implementation of cost-effective models of forest production which simultaneously generate positive social and environmental impacts. We offer our customers technical project management and forestry consulting services based on the latest technical advances.

Unique wood was founded in 2001 by Paraguayan and German professionals and is part of the UNIQUE Group. Since its founding in 1998, the UNIQUE Group has been growing and expanding its experience with the successful completion of over 700 projects in the field of land use in over 70 different countries.

Our services


We conduct the integral management – administrative, technical, environmental and social – of reforestation projects according to international FSC® standards. We currently manage plantations for PAYCO (FSC® C117138), Forestal Azul (FSC® C141437) and Forestal Apepu. The target forest production area for these companies makes up almost 13,000 ha in the eastern region of Paraguay. The production area integrates pure eucalyptus plantations, silvopastoral systems, and innovative forest restoration systems.

Management of natural forests

We manage native forests under the principles of sustainability, generating income while preserving and restoring forest resources. For over 15 years we have been managing 5,650 ha in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest through our joint venture company ForCerPa. ForCerPa is notable for being the first company to operate under the FSC standard in Paraguay.

Consulting services

Our multidisciplinary team provides the following services: Feasibility studies and technical proposals for afforestation, reforestation projects and for the management of native forests; Support services for obtaining management and value chain certificates (FSC®, PEFC); National and international timber market studies; Preparation of management plans and management of permits necessary for the implementation of forestry projects.

Our team

Rafael Ortiz

Managing Director

Horacio Miranda

Chief Financial Officer

Alberto Molinas

Head of timber sales

Andrea Eisenhut

Environmental, Social and Governance Officer

César Paredes

Timber sales

Rodrigo Aguilar

Head of livestock production
Forestal Azul S.A.

Alvaro Ramírez

Head of forestry production

Diana Quiroz

Head of forestry production

Wilson Fleitas

Head of forestry production

Mirtha Añazco

Head of industrial charcoal production

Hugo Gómez

Head of forestry production

Nelson Roa

Forestry production supervisor

Ismael Rojas

Forestry production supervisor

Giannina Alvarez

Forest planning and monitoring

Arnaldo Cabrera

Forestry production supervisor

Gladys Núñez

Community Liaison Officer

Pamela Cañiza


Andrés Silva

Forestry production supervisor

Francisco Valdez

Forestry production supervisor

Paola Alamada


Abel Acuña

Accountant Analyst

Abel Doriggoni

Payment and collection analyst

Jesus Torres

Timber marketing

José Benítez

Forestry production supervisor

Lucio Valenzuela

Communication officer

Luis Zárate

Forestry production supervisor

Teresita León


Virgilio Amarilla

Forestry production supervisor

UNIQUE in Sustainability

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