PG Bison manufactures and distributes sawn timber, poles, wood-based panel products, decorative laminates and solid surfacing materials.

It harnesses the benefits of a backward integrated business model by owning and managing forestry and timber operations with primary manufacturing and value-adding facilities.

PG Bison’s strategic intent is to add optimum value to a renewable African timber resource, while actively striving to operate in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

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Gerhard Victor
Divisional CEO
of total group
revenue
employees
1 376*
employees
recycle
225 000 tonnes*
of residue fibre
consumed
trees
42 215 ha*
of planted forests
* FY2016
Products and brands
Forestry
Sawlogs, poles, pulpwood
Primary processing – Timber
Structural timber (Thesen), poles (Woodline)
Primary processing – Board
Particleboard (BisonBord), medium-density fibreboard (MDF) (SupaWood)
Upgrading
Foil (DecoBord) (Formica Lifeseal worktops), melamine-face board (Melawood),
gloss board (Melawood SupaGloss)
Distribution
High-pressure laminates (Formica), solid surfacing (Corian)
Key facts
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Largest and most advanced manufacturing plants in Africa
92 994 ha of forestry land
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Internal manufacturing of melamine face board (MFB) paper in conjunction with Woodchem
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R6.3 million spent on training for the year,
175 learnerships, four bursaries, 43 apprentices
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110 000 tonnes wood fibre recycled into energy
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