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Producing treated wooden poles for almost 30 years
In 2004, VUKA Commondale Treated Timbers was established. Our shareholding and management changed again in 2006, which resulted in a cascade of organic growth.
When the plant was acquired by our holding company, VUKA Forestry Holdings, in 2004 the plant had a production capacity of 1500m³ . Since then, we have upgraded our treating plant to be able to produce 8000m³ Creosote poles and 4000m³ CCA-treated poles per month.
The plant was initially known as Woodlife. When our holding company, VUKA Forestry Holdings, acquired the operation in 2004, VUKA Commondale Treated Timbers was established. At a later stage, it was once again renamed to VUKA Timbers.
We have since grown into the leading supplier of wooden poles and pressure-treated timber. Our wood products are used for a wide variety of applications, including electrical transmission and distribution, telecommunication, fencing, agriculture, laths and droppers.
Since 2006, the company’s growth has been continuously organic. There have been no acquisitions or external funding. We are proud of the wealth and new markets we have provided our investors over the last fourteen years. And our growth has not just been in numbers, but also in capacity. We upgraded our treating plant to be able to produce 8000m³ Creosote poles and 4000m³ CCA-treated poles per month. This expansion allows us to fulfill our customer’s needs faster.
In addition, the company has provided direct and indirect employment and community stability to its stakeholders. In fact, the company has grown from employing 35 people to over 202 permanent employees.
Being surrounded by forestry farms allows us to develop a relationship with our farmers, who run respected forestry companies in South Africa.
We source all our timber from sustainable plantations. Our sustainability expectations are clear and our farming partners meet these with dedication. With deforestation becoming an increasingly significant problem worldwide, we at Vuka Timbers ensure that conserving our environment remains a top priority.
The plant is situated in the Commondale area, just outside Paulpietersburg. Uplifting the community is another priority for us. Along with the relationships developed with forestry owners and farmers in the area, Vuka Timbers has nurtured connections with many other community pillars. We provide permanent employment to more than 200 community members and part-time employment to hundreds more.
We handle all logistics on land and sea. This ensures that our wood products maintain their integrity and quality during transport. In this way we can also build relationships with our customers on trust and respect.
We currently deliver our wooden products to clients across South Africa.
We also supply to the international market, with satisfied clients in many African countries.
Above all, you are our priority and we appreciate your contribution to our story.
We look forward to working with many more of you in the future as we work together to light up Africa, connect our communities and build our nations in sustainable excellence.
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