October 2012: There are only three factories producing wood treatments in Africa, and Dolphin Bay owns two of them. The combined factories have a production capacity of 300 000kg of CCA per month, and this can be doubled by the introduction of additional shifts.
One of the company’s factories is in Mossel Bay and the other in Sabie, Mpumalanga, where the major growth in the wood treatment industry is located due to the high number of pole treaters in the area.
The Sabie factory is the most modern wood preservative manufacturing facility in Africa and the only one on the continent to have successfully completed an Environmental Impact Assessment, “which is a comfort to our customers as well as to us,” says Bertus. This factory is managed by Louis Kleynhans, a well-known expert in the timber industry. The Mossel Bay factory, with its logistical infrastructure, is managed by Thinus Ferreira, whose expertise in logistical and commercial shipping is highly regarded.