Manufacturers from ZI de Lanjouan, 18 Rue de la Saudraie BP 90322 22403 - Lamballe Cedex France
PROTAC is a company specialised in the manufacture of timber products for the home and for Outside spaces.
Timber cladding, panelling, External insulation, Patios, Roofs, Sleepers, Timber frame.


“PROTAC was founded in 1996 in Lamballe (22) in France and was the result of the diversification of the Rose Group’s historic activity.

The Rose Group was founded in 1949 in St Goueno (22) in France by M. Lucien Rose, the father of the current CEO M. Michel Rose.

PROTAC was created to cater to a permanent will to control the quality of the timber used by the Group.

2007 saw the creation of a timber product paint finish plant and was a turning point in PROTAC’s strategy.

In 2012, to guarantee its continued growth, PROTAC launched a second paint line (one of the most modern in Europe) and a logistics platform.

PROTAC has also gone international and has become closer to its source of raw materials by purchasing a planing mill in Estonia: Puidukoda”

The Business

“PROTAC is a company specialised in secondary timber processing.
Within the timber trade, it comes just after forestry management, felling and sawing… and up to the home.

It is organised around the purchase of rough timber planks, drying, planing, protective treatment and finishing. This timber comes from sustainably managed, PEFC or FSC certified forests. The timber is mostly resinous, imported depending on the required species and quality.
PROTAC timber mainly comes from operations located above the 57th parallel, it is slow growing timber of the highest quality on the market, known as Northern Timber.

To obtain the best milling and processing, the hygrometry must be checked and never exceed a precise percentage of moisture in the timber. Using sheltered storage allowing natural ventilation, drying using driers is sometimes necessary using the two 100 m³ driers.

Planing is carried out using one of PROTAC’s three 4-side planing machines. This consists in passing the rough, dried timber planks through a mechanised unit that planes the four sides in a single pass, depending on the selected profile and use. This step is the outcome of a previous innovating product design phase in line with the market and fulfilling customer expectations as closely as possible.

Depending on its final use, the product will undergo a protective treatment using one of the 2 treatment tanks or 3 autoclaves available.

Finally, whether for cladding, panelling, patios or fencing, the two finishing plants apply a paint or colour saturator “
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