Specialising in sawn timber, from logging to delivery

The “Industrie Forêt Ardennes” sawmill plays a central role in the heart of the Ardennes woodland. Its location close to the Group’s different entities, combined with a transformation policy, is a major asset that provides a secure and local supply for customers.


  • 2006

    IFA, which was founded in Fumay in 2006, originates from the Etablissements Baret – Europe’s leader for wood sleepers – the needs of which required a new dedicated sawing site for its raw material: oak.
  • 2007

    The sawing line dedicated to railway sleepers was installed.

  • 2011

    The sawing line dedicated to crossing sleepers was installed.

  • 2013

    The acquisition of the Nouyrigat parquetry gave impetus to the creation of a cutting workshop for square-edged sawn timber.

  • 2019

    A second line dedicated to square-edged sawn timber and automatic stackers were ordered to ramp up production and improve product quality. Still in an industrial ecological approach, IFA also invested in a shredder to transform its pulpwood.

  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2019

Our values

Customer service, quality, honouring of commitments

Through the outstanding professionalism of our teams and rigour defined by demanding and constantly verified procedures, these commitments are deep-rooted within our company.

Subsidiaries of the Baret Group

Logo Groupe Baret


Wood sleepers, autoclave treatments, machining


Specialised in wood impregnation and machining


Railway sleepers, crossing sleepers and floor beams


Specialised in the manufacture of solid oak parquet flooring

IFA supplies the Group's various entities with sleepers, square-edged sawn timber and biomass :

  • Baret
  • ICPF
  • Nouyrigat
  • Richtberg
  • Enervert