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1928-2019 | An international footprint in just one century


The Group currently employs 900 collaborators across 9 plants and 2 distribution hubs. We produce more than 20 billion sticks per year and supply more than 300 clients spread over 50 countries.

Today | More than 300 clients spread over 50 countries

smart wood is proud to be a family owned company that has become the world’s leading manufacturer of food grade wooden sticks (ice-cream, coffee stirrers, wooden skewers).

Almost 100 years of experience in being attentive to their customer’s needs, has enabled us to become an essential partner in this markets.

Founded in 1928 in Saint-Sauveur, France, our story began with a small local manufacturing site of wooden articles for shoes. The end of the second world war in 1945, market the beginning of our production of grade wooden sticks.

In 1990, smart wood launched the paddle stick and the story of our international footprint began.

In October 2017, the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the first factory in the USA took place.

smart wood strategy

Our vision: Delight people, all over the world,
protecting the planet.

Our mission: Lead the world market by producing premium sticks with innovative technologies and less natural resources.

Today | Key figures

9 Factories

2 Distribution Hubs

1 R&D Group

900 Employees



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