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Who we are

The origin and essence of MTO’s core business is forestry and manufacturing with additional business interests in Agriculture, Biomass-Energy and Ecotourism. These business interests depend on that core while also contributing to MTO’s success by enabling a totally integrated approach to sustainable land use. 

MTO produces timber from its internationally accredited pine plantations in the Eastern and Western cape, and Eucalyptus plantations in Mpumalanga. Through its plantations and manufacturing processes the company produces a basket of high-quality products which include: Sawlogs; Structural Lumber (treated and untreated); Transmission Poles; CCA treated poles; Shelving; Cross laminated Timber panels for Alternative Building Technology and Bio-Mass Energy from sawmilling and forestry residue. 


Expanding beyond its core operations, MTO's ecotourism business presents a captivating range of recreational opportunities within its plantations which include: Mountain Biking; Accommodation; Hiking; Running; Walking; birdwatching; Horse riding and Fishing.


Employing a diverse workforce of 1,142 individuals, MTO remains committed to holistic transformation. Through its strategic pillars of growing its people, enterprise and supplier development, and socio-economic initiatives, the company actively creates sustainable communities surrounding its business locations.

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We're thrilled to announce that we're working on an incredible new website!

Our dedicated team is busy crafting an online experience that will provide valuable information with a fresh look and feel – that will showcase our brand, products, and services.

Stay tuned as we prepare to unveil our new digital home! Get ready to explore engaging content, discover exciting features, and connect with us in more meaningful ways. 

In the meantime, follow us on our social media channels to stay updated on our progress and receive exclusive sneak peeks into what's to come. 

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MTO Trails | Part of the MTO Group

Stretching from the mountains to the oceans, MTO Trails offers world-class trails and tracks for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Jonkershoek, Tsitsikamma and White River all offer accommodation for those looking for a little peace or an extended adventure.

Trail runners in MTO Trails Jonkershoek
Aframe houses in MTO Trails Tsitiskamma, Bloukrans Hut
Rider on mountain bike doing a jump in MTO Trails White River, Lowveld


Uproot Unethical Behaviour

The MTO Group has a zero tolerance policy pertaining to acts of harassment, bribery and corruption. The policies prohibits all MTO employees and stakeholderes - directly or indirectly - from engaging in any unethical behaviour. 

If you suspect and unethical activities / behaviour, please report it via the anonymous MTO Whistleblowing Hotline, independently managed by Deloitte. 

The toll-free number is 0800 204 994




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