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 its own 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
Revenue
increased by
10%
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1 425*
employees
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345 000 tonnes*
of residue fibre
consumed
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44 088 ha*
of forestry land
* FY2017
Products and services
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
96 157 ha of land owned
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Internal manufacturing of melamine face board (MFB) paper in conjunction with Woodchem
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R14.3 million spent on training for the year
Three bursaries
255 learnerships / apprenticeships
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110 000 tonnes wood fibre recycled into energy
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