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midlands pine products (MPP)

contact details
+27 33 5011 558/565

Mr. Louis van der Linde
Cell: +27 82 411 7584

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Interesting fact:
Pine is the most commercially
viable softwood tree species
and is sought after for its
commercial timber and pulp
wood the world over. Pine trees
are suited for tropical regions
and are fast growing.

Midlands Pine Products Sawmills in South Africa

Midlands Pine Products (PTY) Limited (MPP) is a sawmilling company based in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. UCL is the controlling shareholder of MPP consisting of two sawmills, namely Seven Oaks sawmills located in Seven Oaks and Küsel Sawmills located in Glenside as well as several timber growing estates. The company supplies treated and untreated sawn board to the building, furniture and industrial markets. MPP prides itself on the quality of its product and aims to achieve the highest level of service to its customers and suppliers. MPP is FSC certified.

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Midlands Pine Products Timber Estates

MPP operates 2800 hectares of farmland consisting mainly of pine plantations. ‘Winterhaven’, located in New Hanover, consists of xxx hectares of standing pine. These plantations are well established and in mature rotation, an achievement which has taken 30 years of planning and implementation due to the fact that pine take 28 years to mature. ‘The Forest’, located in the Karkloof, is a more recent acquisition and comprises xxx hectares of pine plantations, some of which is managed on lease agreement. The majority of timber is mature and much effort is currently going into re-establishing large areas of pine.

Merger with Küsel Sawmills

In November 2009, the Competition Commissioner, authorised the merger between Midlands Pine Products (Pty) Ltd, which at that stage held Seven Oaks Sawmills, and Küsel Sawmills. The result was a sawmilling operation with an intake capacity of sixty seven thousand cubic metres per annum. The consolidation also improved the sales offering of MPP to the benefit of its broad customer base.