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The FX Group invests in new particle board plant and biomass project

Leading innovator and board products manufacturer, The FX Group, has announced that they are in the process of building their own particle board plant.

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SANParks and Nukor tackle job creation head on at Eco-Furniture

Operating a LucasMill Model 8 portable sawmill, one drying kiln (with another currently being installed), and an impressive production line for its growing number of products, the Eco-Furniture Garankua plant is a success story that has become a rare thing in South Africa.



Pro Reno makes waves in kitchen manufacturing industry

Chris Gerber and Wouter Hugo have been friends since school days. They ended up working together in the UK and there decided that, when they return to South Africa, they would open a business together.

So it came that in 2005, Pro Reno had its humble beginnings in a garage, making wooden furniture and cupboards on a very small scale.

SA coatings sector to steer Ghana toward lead-free paint

The South African coatings industry will be assisting a major building material manufacturer in Ghana to produce the country’s first lead-free paints.


Tanalised C adds value to Komaza’s farmer-grown timber in Kenya

Lonza Wood Protection South Africa has installed and commissioned the first Tanalised wood preservative treatment plant along the Kenyan coast, which will pave the way for Komaza to build a portfolio of high value wood products from its farmer-grown timber, and open doors to new local and global export markets.

This development marks the first phase to serving industrial wood markets. Furthermore, it delivers on Komaza’s promise to the farmers and community to develop the processing side of the business with the vision of developing a sawn timber market that will service other parts of Kenya as well.

Latest entrant in sawmill market proves its worth

When a tornado ripped through the area in November 2016, causing massive damage to building and equipment, avid woodworker, Jan du Toit, knew that his old and trusty logger saw would not be up to the job of making all the trusses and other items that he would need.

He eventually stumbled across a used petrol-run Rhinoband 700 on a popular social media app, contacted the seller, and after making sure that the machine was sound, he bought it.

The machine proved to be one of the best buys that he has made in years.


Peterson details quality checks and calibration process

In a recent blog post on the Peterson Sawmills website, Peterson Sawmills sales manager, Aaron Kalan, detailed the testing and calibration process they use before they approve delivery to the customer.

Having spent more than 12 years working with Peterson sawmills, and also using a Peterson winch production frame at his own premises, it is safe to say that Kalan takes pride in Peterson’s reputation as a manufacturer of reliable, top quality sawmills.

Carpenter’s Warehouse ups productivity with new edgebander from CMC Group

Carpenter’s Warehouse, situated in Alrode, near Alberton, Johannesburg, has been servicing the cabinetry and kitchen manufacturing industry with top quality board products, hardware, and a highly regarded cut and edge service, for the past four years.

Austro showcases the Intermac Primus 402 at Electra Mining

Woodworking machine supplier Austro has added yet another feather in their cap with the successful showing of their immensely popular Intermac Primus 402 waterjet cutter at Electra Mining, held from 10 to 14 September at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg.

The machine was first displayed locally at the recent Austro Show, where it was one of the main attractions.

REM hosts open days

Centurion based woodworking machine supplier, REM, held its annual open days during September, showcasing their impressive machine ranges and also hosting a number of representatives from their overseas machine manufacturers, who were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their wares.