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Company Profile

CMO

Welcome to the future of forestry. Welcome to CMO!

Established in 2014 by visionaries Michal Brink, Ben Potgieter, and Andrew Mc Ewan, CMO embarked on a journey focused on enhancing the global forestry industry. What started as a consultancy firm has blossomed into a multinational powerhouse, operating across nine countries and leaving a positive impact in over eighty nations.

With offices strategically located across the globe, from South Africa to Belgium, CMO boasts a truly international presence. Our physical presence in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Malaysia, Thailand, and Belgium allows us to serve our clients with unmatched efficiency and effectiveness.

Our founders, each distinguished in their respective fields, recognized the immense potential in leveraging our forestry expertise to develop innovative software solutions. Michal Brink, our CEO, brings a unique blend of academic brilliance and industry experience to the table. With a Ph.D. in Forestry and an MBA from prestigious institutions, Michal’s leadership drives our commitment to excellence.

Joining Michal are Ben Potgieter and Andrew Mc Ewan, both stalwarts in the forestry domain. Ben’s four decades of experience in forest operations and fire risk management make him Africa’s leading expert in his field. Meanwhile, Andrew’s academic achievements and practical insights make him a valuable asset, particularly in timber harvesting and forest engineering.

OUR VISION

Our vision at CMO is simple yet profound: to empower small growers and businesses globally, facilitating their access to the mainstream market for sustainably produced forest products. We believe in creating opportunities that not only benefit individuals but also contribute to the greater good of our planet.

What sets us apart is our unique ability to blend decades of forestry expertise with cutting-edge technology. Over the past two years, we’ve seamlessly integrated software solutions into our consulting and training services, offering holistic support to forest owners worldwide. Our software solutions, born out of complex concepts simplified by our team, are revolutionizing the forestry arena one step at a time.

At CMO, we’re not just a consultancy firm; we’re a community driven by passion, innovation, and a shared commitment to sustainability. Join us in our mission to empower millions of small growers to grow billions of trees, and together, let’s change the world for the better.

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is to improve the performance of our customers throughout the forestry value chain by focusing on solutions in the performance areas of:

  • Safety
  • Productivity
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Quality of operations
  • Social accountability

 

We focus on the whole management cycle to ensure the establishment of lasting solutions through continuous improvement:

  • Planning
  • Doing
  • Checking
  • Acting (PDCA)

 

We provide risk-based solutions. Companies need to focus their attention on hazards that pose intolerably high risks to the SPEQS performance areas. It is an integrated approach to risk management that covers all our performance areas, referred to as:

  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control measures (HIRAC)

 

For more information visit our website cmogroup.io

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Products & Services

Performance-based Training Services

Timber harvesting

  • Tactical harvest planning
  • Operational harvest planning
  • Managing mechanised harvesting operations
  • Supervising harvesting operations
  • Basic supervisor’s course
  • Technical training for supervision activity
  • Timber harvesting supervisor assessments
  • Forest machine operator training, assessments, retraining
  • Cable skidder training, assessments, retraining
  • Cable yarder training, assessments, retraining
  • Chokermen training, assessments retraining
  • Machine operator commissioning onto a new machine
  • Machine operator simulator training for harvesters and forwarders
  • Tractor operator training, assessments, retraining
  • Loader operator training, assessments, retraining
  • Harvester chain and guide bar maintenance
  • Chainsaw chain and guide bar maintenance
  • Chainsaw operator training
  • High risk chainsaw operator felling techniques (e.g. problem trees, steep areas)
  • Chainsaw mechanics course
  • Mechanical training for mechanised harvesting
  • Log scaling training: Sawlogs and poles

 

Forest roads

  • Design and construction of forest roads
  • Forest road maintenance
  • Grader operator training
  • Excavator operator training
  • Bulldozer operator training
  • TLB operator training
  • Compactor operator training

 

Silviculture

  • Managing mechanised silviculture operations
  • Machine operator training, assessments, retraining
  • Machine operator commissioning onto a new machine
  • Supervising harvesting operations:
    • Basic supervisor’s course
    • Technical training for supervision activity
  • Annual scheduling chemical weed control operations
  • Operational chemical weed control:
    • Application methods
    • Calibration
    • Chemical handling / storage / dispensing / mixing / transport
    • Emergency procedures
    • FSC requirements
  • Chemical store management
    • Chemical handling / storage / dispensing / mixing / transport
    • Emergency procedures
    • FSC requirements
  • Pest Control Officer training (legal requirement in South Africa)
  • Chemical spraying operator training, assessment, retraining
  • Tractor operator training, assessments, retraining
  • Chainsaw operator training, assessment, retraining for silviculture operations
  • Brush cutter operator training, assessment, retraining

 

Forest Management

  • Forest valuation training
  • Training of forest inventory field teams for marking for thinnings
  • Training of forest inventory field teams for thinning control in selective thinnings

 

Fire protection

  • Fire Risk Management
  • Fire risk assessment and mitigation
  • Manage disaster fires (ICS)
  • Extended attack fire suppression
  • Initial attack fire suppression
  • Crew leader
  • Prototeam
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Prescribed under canopy burning
  • Planning for prescribed block burning of natural areas
  • Fire simulation sessions
  • Airstrip loading crew

 

Forest Conformance systems

  • Safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) representative course, based on PDCA, SPEQS and HIRAC
  • Managing safety in forestry
  • Managing productivity in forestry (operational efficiency and work-study)
  • Managing the environment in forestry
  • Managing quality in forestry
  • Managing social issues in forestry
  • Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) training

 

Forest Certification Training

  • FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody training (FSC-N002426)
    • e-learning
    • classroom
    • blended
  • PEFC Chain of Custody training
    • e-learning
    • classroom
    • blended
  • ISO Standard 19011 training:
    • Auditing techniques
    • e-learning
    • classroom
  • Incident and accident investigation based on PDCA, SPEQS and HIRAC.

 

Processing plant training (sawmills/pole plants)

  • Supervising processing operations:
    •  
    • Basic supervisor’s course
    • Technical training for supervision activity
  • Processing plant supervisor assessments
  • Forklift operator training, assessments, retraining

 

Other training

  • First Aid Level 1 and Level 2 course
  • Driver Operator assessments.
    • All vehicles
    • 4×2
    • 4×4
    • 4×6
    • up to 10-ton rating
    • excluding dangerous goods type vehicles.
  • Basic business principles for workers

 

Nature Based Carbon Services

CMO Group and its consultants boast extensive experience in carbon project development and trading emission reductions. We emphasize the importance of high-quality credits for buyers, striving to develop projects that deliver integrity in carbon credits.

Voluntary carbon markets of high integrity facilitate private financing to safeguard forests and bolster the transition to a low-carbon global economy. CMO identifies, assesses, and develops nature-based carbon projects for these markets, aiming to protect and enhance ecosystem biodiversity through nature-based carbon solutions.

With deep forestry expertise, we provide services to aid businesses in developing internationally accredited Voluntary Emission Reduction (VER) projects, generating carbon credits for trade in voluntary markets. Our comprehensive services span carbon project development from initial concept to monitoring and control, including assistance in securing necessary financing.

For more information, please visit our website at https://cmogroup.io/

CMO


Find Us In The Following Categories
AARTO Training; Agricultural Training; Airstrip Loading Crew Training; Basic Business Principles (for workers); Chainsaw Mechanics Course; Chemical Storage Management; Chemical Weed Control - Annual Scheduling; Chemical Weed Control - Operational; Dangerous Goods Training; Fire Crew Leader Training; Fire Crew Leader Training; Fire disaster management (ICS); Fire extended attack fire suppression; Fire Fighting Training; Fire FIghting Training; Fire initial attack fire suppression; Fire lookout guards; Fire prescribed block burning; Fire prescribed under canopy burning; Fire prototeam; Fire Risk Assessment & Mitigation; Fire Risk Assessment & Mitigation; Fire simulation sessions; First aid levels 1 / 2 / 3; Forest inventory field teams training; Forest law enforcement, governance & trade; Forest management training; Forest Valuation training; Forestry Training; FSC FM & CoC training; FSC® Chain-of-Custody Training; FSC® Forest Management Training; Harvest Planning - operational; Harvest planning - tactical; Harvesting supervisor training; Harvesting: Managing mechanised operations; Incident & Accident Investigation Training; ISO standard 19011 training: Auditing techniques; Log Scaling Training: sawlogs & poles; Machine operator simulation training: forwarder; Machine operator simulation training: harvester; Maintenance: Chainsaw - chainsaw & guide bar; Maintenance: Harvester - chain & guide bar; Managing productivity in forestry; Managing quality in forestry; Managing safety in forestry; Managing social issues in forestry; Managing the environment in forestry; Mechanical training for mechanised harvesting; Medical and Safety Training; Medical and Safety Training; Operational harvesting planning; Operator Training: Bell; Operator Training: Brushcutter; Operator Training: Bulldozer; Operator Training: Cable Skidder; Operator Training: Cable Yarder; Operator Training: Chainsaw; Operator Training: Chainsaw Felling techniques; Operator Training: Chemical Spraying; Operator Training: Chokerman; Operator Training: Clearing Saw; Operator Training: Defensive / Advance Driving Skills; Operator Training: Driver (basic); Operator Training: Dumper Truck; Operator Training: Earth Moving Equipment; Operator Training: Excavator; Operator Training: Forklift; Operator Training: Forwarder; Operator Training: Front End loader; Operator Training: Grader; Operator Training: Harvester; Operator Training: Lifting Machinery; Operator Training: Loader; Operator Training: Skidder; Operator Training: Tipper Truck Driver; Operator Training: Tractor; PEFC Chain of Custody Training; Pest control officer training; Processing plant supervisor training; Processing plant training; Roads: Forest road design & construction; Silviculture supervisor training; Silviculture: Managing mechanised operations;

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