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World Hardwood
Treated Poles, Utility Poles & Wooden Poles supplied by World Hardwood
Contact Person : Lynne Sprague
Telephone : (031) 569 5750
Fax : (031) 569 5752
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Province : Kwazulu Natal
Country : South Africa
Postal Address : P.O. Box 1172, Hillcrest, 3650
Physical Address : 9 Bishops Court, Warrior Avenue, Hillcrest, 3650
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Company Profile

  • World Hardwood, established in 1952, is a diversified company which competes in various markets, namely the treated wooden pole market, pulp and paper market, and the sugar market, both locally and on the African continent.
  • The group owns two timber treatment plants, situated in KZN, South Africa. Treating eucalyptus timber for the agricultural and power utility sectors throughout SA and the globe.
  • Production capacities are 140000 3m annually.
  • In addition to this the group owns 12000 hectares of timber land and 450 hectares of sugar cane land.
  • 2500 hectares of leased timber land and a long-term transmission pole contract with Mondi securing a further 25000 tons per annum.
  • Our mainstream industry is treated poles of which we are the market leaders.
  • From our expansive timber land, we are able to draw as much material as the market requires. Being self-sufficient is a luxury that no one else in the pole industry has.
  • Our footprint into Africa is vast. We have supplied quality poles, with unmatched service to many countries on the African continent making us the supplier of choice. We are continually striving to reach new heights in expanding throughout the globe as we feel there is great need for our products.

Company Products

We treat eucalyptus (Gum) poles with two types of treatment- CCA and Creosote, for a variety of applications.

As a group we are proud to say that we are the leaders within the treated pole industry throughout all sectors of our market.


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