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AFPA gets a new logo for its 10th birthday

The Australian Forest Products Association has unveiled a new brand on the eve of 10th anniversary. Source: Timberbiz

“Ten years ago, two important industry bodies decided that there was far more to be achieved speaking as one voice than as separate advocacy organisations,” AFPA chairman Greg McCormack said.

“The National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI) and the Australian Plantation Products and Paper Industry Council (A3P) united at that time to create AFPA.

“That decision has paid great dividends and AFPA is now recognised, rightly, as an important voice for the 80,000 people who work in our $24billion value chain,” Mr McCormack said.

“On the cusp of the tenth anniversary, it was timely to refresh the original branding to ensure we still reflected the values and mission of the organisation.”

Branding and design company PERCEPT was tasked with producing a logo and approach which ticked all the boxes which forest industries do in this country.

“To do this they needed to come up with a design which said sustainable, dynamic, forever renewing, creative and the environmental choice,” Mr McCormack said.

“They also needed to show that AFPA works in the spaces which bring industry, communities, environment and governments together. They have achieved this goal admirably.”

The logo will also be used, with local variation, by the emerging cross industry advocacy bodies in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.