Siyakhula specialises in hands-on management of forestry and agricultural projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Here are some of the Arbor Care Group clients who rely on our project management expertise.
Mondi owns or leases 380,000 hectares of land in South Africa, of which 243,000 hectares is planted with hardwoods (e.g. eucalyptus) and softwoods (e.g. pine and spruce). We also lease and manage 2.1 million hectares of mainly softwood forests in Russia. This makes us potentially 60% self-sufficient.
Komatiland Forests (KLF) owns and manages the prime softwood saw log forestry assets in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa. KLF came about through the restructuring of the commercial forestry assets of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) and South African Forestry Company Ltd (SAFCOL). The company boasts a long and profitable history with its plantations already in rotation. An integral part of the South African Forestry Industry since the early 1900s, Komatiland Forests commenced operations as an independent business unit in November 2001. The principal objective of the company is the long term and sustainable development of its assets in line with acceptable management practices and conservation principles.
Sappi Forests has some 527,000 hectares of land under direct and indirect management, of which 380,000 hectares are forested. More than 34 million tons of timber stands on this land. Sappi’s owned plantations provide 70% of the wood needs of our Southern African businesses.
As we stand today these are Bedrock’s vital statistics: We operate primarily in mining support , dunnage and palette and crating markets Number of employees: 2 000 employees Timber production: volumes: 500, 000 tons Major contracts with Anglo platinum; Gold Fields and Lonmin Geographic footprint: Mills from Louis Trichardt in the north; along the entire timber belt to Northern Natal... Skills: a great mixture of experience and; professionalism makes this team an unbeatable one!
Merensky plantations comprise both pine and eucalyptus, totaling ca 74,000 hectares, across South Africa. Our plantations are the largest privately owned managed on a sawlog rotation. Adhering to and often exceeding local and international standards for environmentally sustainable forestry management practices; the Merensky plantations continue to provide the highest quality timber to both the local and international markets.
BTG Pactual brings more than 30 years of experience to the management of 1.7 million acres of commercial timberlands in Latin America, the USA, Europe and Africa, representing assets and commitments of nearly US$3 billion.