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The origin and essence of MTO — our core business — is forestry and manufacturing with additional business interests in Agriculture; Biomass and Ecotourism


Located in the Western and Eastern Cape, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa, our business philosophy and goals are grounded in sustainability where we work together and alongside our employees, customers, communities, partners and broader stakeholders to unlock value.
Join us in our mission is to reshape and transform the South African timber and agriculture landscape in a sustainable and responsible manner. 

Our Industries



Our Internationally accredited and sustainably farmed pine and eucalyptus plantations are a source to our basket of products which include sawlogs; structural and industrial lumber (treated and untreated); transmission poles; CCA treated poles for the agricultural sector; shelving; biomass; and cross laminated modular housing units.

Lumber processing at MTO George Sawmill


Our manufacturing sites use relevant technology in processing timber to ensure we produce high quality products for our diverse customers from various industries including: building; fencing; retail; mining; electricity; telecoms; agriculture; food and beverage.



Our biomass products are derived from our manufacturing processes and forest residue form our plantations to the benefit of our customers in the food and beverage, textile and agriculture sectors.



Our Agric business enables a totally integrated approach to sustainable land use thus contributing to our success. Our macadamia orchards and dehusking plant in Mpumalanga and avocado interest in Tzaneen ensure that we have a footprint in the dynamic agriculture sector.



Expanding beyond our core operations, our ecotourism business presents a captivating range of recreational opportunities within our plantations, situated in Jonkershoek, Garden Route and Lowveld. MTO Trails, Part of the MTO Group, offers world-class trails and tracks for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Stadium of Life in Lesotho with MTO's treated poles

We are proud to be associated with the world's 1st stadium purpose built for social change in Lesotho - the Stadium of Life, an innovative project led by


Over 8000 CCA treated and high-quality poles, used in the construction of the stadium, have been sourced from our sustainably farmed eucalyptus plantations - a testament to our commitment to excellence.


See our poles in action! 


Buy Treated Poles that stand the test of time.

We supply high-quality CCA and Creosote treated poles, readily available from our distribution depots in White River, Retreat, George and retail.


Let us take care of your pole requirements today!   

MTO Group Netting Structure treated poles


Buy premium lumber for all your needs.

 Our various dimensions of high quality lumber, sourced from our internationally accredited and sustainably farmed pine plantations, are readily available from our distribution depots in George, Retreat, Longmore and retail.  


See our lumber product offering and discover how we can help with your lumber needs!

CCA Treated Lumber Stack

Our Standards

We are a member of Forestry South Africa guided by its principles of responsible forestry which require attention to sustainable, efficient and effective practices that have the lowest environmental impact and yield the greatest social and economic benefit, while producing an array of renewable and versatile end-products.

We welcome engagement with our communities, neighbours and partners and invite you to reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns about our business.

Itumeleng Langeni, MTO Chief Stakeholder Relations Officer can be reached via email:

Growing our People

Engage. Enable. Empower.

We pride ourselves in growing our people - including contractors and local communities - to ensure that they have the necessary skills for sustainable growth within and outside of the organisation.

MTO Mentorship Group of 2024

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Uproot Unethical Behaviour

We have a zero tolerance policy pertaining to acts of harassment, bribery and corruption. The policies prohibits all MTO employees and stakeholders - 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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