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Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd
Surejoy Industries
Telephone : Surejoy Industries:
Andre Barnard (Manager)
Office: (039) 433 1200
Cell: 082 785 1528
Guy Payn Sawmills:

Josh Payn (Manager)
Office: (039) 433 9902
Cell: 071 678 4259
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Province : Kwazulu Natal
Country : South Africa
Postal Address : P.O. Box 77, Harding, 4680
Physical Address : Turner Street Extension, Harding, 4780
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Company Profile

Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd is a family run sustainable forestry, sawmilling, wooden products and beef farming enterprise located 5km north of Harding in the Umuziwabantu district of Southern-Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

The Payn family settled in Harding in 1860 and have been farming on the same farms for six generations. Guy Payn senior (3rd generation) started planting trees in the 1920's and was one of the founders of the forestry industry in the district. Guy Payn sawmills (Pty) Ltd was started on Burnside farm in 1968. Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd was formed in 1978 and acquired by the Payn family in 2007. The current directors are Guy, Bill and Jim Payn.

Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd consists of the following divisions: 

  • Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd
    This is the premises in town where the CCA plant is situated and any further processing takes place
  • Guy Payn Sawmills (Pty) Ltd
    This is the premises on the farm where the logs are sawn into boards, kiln dried and then graded
    The sawmill produces kiln dried industrial timber.
  • Forestry
    Silviculture and Harvesting operations which run the farms.
  • Finger Joint Plant
    Utilizes kiln dried industrial timber to produce structural graded timber.
  • CCA Plant
    Treats poles and planks of various sizes according to SABS specifications.
  • Sutherland Farm (Pty) Ltd
    The crop farming entity growing mostly maize.
  • Manufacturing division
    Produces a range of timber products for local consumption.
  • Livestock
    The beef farming entity located mainly on leased farms in the Kokstad district.
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