Timber Board Resource Assessment in KZN
Lindon undertook an assessment of the resource and supply chain constraints of timber board in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on behalf of the KZN Furniture Cluster. The cluster’s members who were having difficulty procuring sufficient quality and quantity of timber board for their requirements requested the assessment.
The study proved that the major portion of harvested timber was channelled to the pulp and paper industry with only a small portion reaching the board mills. Lindon recommended and helped establish a Furniture Timber Supply Co-operative to consolidate the members’ raw material requirements and thereby improve the cluster’s buying power for timber board.