The mill has the capacity to produce 99,000 m3 per annum of structural lumber for amongst others, the building, furniture and packaging industries.
Since opening in 1971 the mill has undergone several expansions which include modernisation of the wet mill equipment with a 120% increase in capacity and modernisation of their kilns and finger joint plant to match the improved capacity.
Lomati Sawmill’s structural lumber for the building industry complies with South African national standards and carries the South African Bureau of Standard (SABS) mark of approval.
Lomati Sawmill is Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) chain-of-custody certified and complies with responsible and sustainable processing of renewable timber. The mill complies with the recognised environmental management system (ISO 14001) and is also certified with the quality management system (ISO 9001). Safety is Lomati Sawmill’s number one priority and the mill complies with the safety management system (OHSAS 18001).
As part of the mill’s sustainability journey, great care is taken to minimise the use of natural resources and the improvement of energy efficiency. The mill is annually audited for compliance with its air emission licence (AEL) and waste management licence (WML) conditions issued by Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (MDEDET).
We work hard to attract, retain and develop people who are committed to delivering excellent work and being the best they can possibly be.
Our company is progressive, ambitious and ever-changing and we want dynamic people who are excited by the opportunities and challenges our industry presents to join us. If you've got the drive, we'll support your career and personal development with training, plus a range of benefits too.
Sappi has many careers that become available. Please use our portal to either apply or register your interest. (Find link in blue block to the right.)
Lomati Sawmill is a major role player in Umjindi. The mill employs 438 staff and 60 contractors.
Sappi supports community upliftment initiatives by feeding schemes, we provide locals with firewood for cooking and heating and we support local health and wellness programmes such as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The mill has a robust peer education programme that reaches out to the community.
More than 3,000 people depend on Lomati Sawmill for their livelihood.