View some of the magnificent pictures taken on our pine farms in the Natal Midlands.
In June 2015, at the annual general meeting of Sawmilling South Africa, Kὒsel Sawmill received the “ Improved Productivity” award.
This award covers a period of five years and is competed for by the top ten most profitable mills in the country.
It is an outstanding achievement of which we are very proud and is the second time in ten years that Kὒsel Sawmill has won the award.
The sawmill is undergoing a multimillion rand expansion program. The expansion includes
- The installation of a 20 ton boiler
- The installation of an additional 4 stack TFD kiln
- The installation of a new Multisaw small log line.
- The expansion of the current log yard.
- Changes to the dry mill to accommodate the increased production.
- Extension of the dry mill sheds for additional storage and undercover loading.
Once the expansion has been completed the mill will increase its round log throughput to three hundred cubic metres per day.
The first week of June this year saw another heavy storm hit the Karkloof area. Extensive damage was suffered by both pine and wattle trees in the area.
On the 6th of January 2013 a severe storm swept through the area between Wartburg and Harburg in the KZN Midlands.
We would like to welcome Louis Lorenz to our team. Louis takes up the position of harvesting forester and will run our harvesting and thinning operations.
Our objective as a sawmiller is to become the sawmill of choice for all pine growers in the area. We recognise that in order to do this we need to offer our growers a complete service and to take away the hassle of growing and managing pine plantations.
In order to upgrade and modernise the equipment in our sawmills we have embarked on a replacement program of our older equipment.
We have opened a sales and marketing office in Glenside at the Küsel Sawmill office since the merger between Seven Oaks Saw Mills and Küsel Saw Mills.
In March 2009 the then General Manager of UCL, Heinz Rencken announced that UCL had negotiated to buy a majority interest in Küsel Sawmills (Pty) Limited