Welcome to FICA
In 2002 the Forest Industry Contractors Association was formed to give a common voice on relevant issues and to foster development and improvement in the New Zealand forestry contracting industry.
FICA currently has approximately 200 member companies made up of logging contractors and a range of associate members. FICA is governed by a board of experienced contractors and a number of committees. Contact us if you wish to be involved with the board or committees.
FICA provides plenty of industry information, feedback and ensures up to date communications. We have practical workshops, a national discount scheme, regional industry developments, field visits and a national voice for the industry.
Our Vision is to be the influential and respected forestry industry leader.
Our Mission is to represent contractors by promoting safety, professionalism and sustainability.
Our Strategic Plan can be viewed by clicking here.
Our Code of Ethics:
Please note that a forest contractor is defined by those that undertake work on a contractual basis for a forest owner within the forest. Such work broadly comprises land and road preparation and maintenance, tree planting, mensuration, harvesting and transportation.
"Success is proportional to clarity and amplified through what we love doing."
Message from the CEO
I am truly committed to the role as the CEO of FICA.
The aim of our organisation moving forward will be to partner with other forestry entities and work in collaboration to support the growth, capability and promotion of the forestry industry throughout New Zealand.
FICA will represent and support all contractors to ensure they are an integral and highly respected organisation in the industry with a focus to ensure sustainability. The ultimate affirmation of this will be that members are proud to be representing FICA and support its strategic outcomes.
Our new website will provide you with everything that you need to know about FICA, collective information and events related. Meet the FICA board and by joining FICA, you, the independent contractor, will gain industry wide support, valuable benefits and be part of an active and credible organisation that will work to common goals.
We will have numerous events all over New Zealand, aiming to lift the information and skill base of our members and I urge you to get involved, they will be a great opportunity for networking amongst members, sponsors and industry stakeholders.
So we are a significant group to step up and be leaders in the forest industry.
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FICA will be actively organising events through the year that will support the growth and capability of our industry, field trips, workshops covering key issues for forestry contractors, as well as the opportunity to network and share ideas allowing all contractors to work smarter.
If you know of activities going on in your region then make sure you get them added to our calendar.
See upcoming events here, and don't forget to register to book your attendance!
Thank you to all of the organisations who support FICA, which in turn works to promote business growth and improved safety and efficiency amongst forestry contractors for the benefit of New Zealand’s Forestry Industry.