The mill produces 102,000m3 per annum of structural and industrial lumber. Over 102 structural lumber products are produced 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 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.