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Our Proud History
Humble beginnings in the Western Cape, as glass merchant and timber distributor, owned and run by the Brodie and Lubner families.
PGSI’s timber and building material supply business and Federated Timbers forms PG Wood.
PG Wood Holdings and Bisonbord merge to form PG BISON LIMITED, 75% owned by PGSI/SAB and 25% by Mondi.
PG BISON acquires 100% interest in Laminate Industries. Integral to this transaction were the rights to the Formica Brand in defined Central and Southern African Territories.
PG Wood, Laminate Industries and Bisonbord consolidate trading names and images to form one entity: PG BISON.
A Management Consortium together with BOE Equity Partners, in a 75% / 25% split, buy PGSI and Mondi’s shares in PG BISON.
Management and staff buy BOE Equity Partners' stake and sell 49% of the company shares to Investec Bank Limited.
The IDC acquires 15% stake in PG BISON.
The joint venture of Surinno Solid Surfacing becomes wholly owned by PG BISON.
Steinhoff International acquires 34.9% stake in PG BISON HOLDINGS (PGBH).
Steinhoff International acquires 100% of PGBH, making it a subsidiary of Steinhoff Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Steinhoff groups all their timber-related operations under PG BISON.
PG BISON begins its "full-tree utilisation” strategy, to optimally utilise its renewable forest resource and integrated value chain.
BisonBord plant upgraded in Piet Retief.
Work begins on commissioning the largest particleboard plant in Africa, in the town of Ugie, North Eastern Cape.
Thesen Sawmill upgraded in George.
PG BISON purchases the North Eastern Cape Forests (NECF) from Mondi.
The first BisonBord comes off the Ugie particleboard line.
The MelaWood press is commissioned in Ugie.
Timber City and Pennypinchers move divisions from PGBH to a dedicated Steinhoff retail division.
The MelaWood press is commissioned in Piet Retief.
PG van Reenen plantations purchased in the Southern Cape.
Steinhoff moves its shareholding of PG Bison KAP Industrial Holdings.
PG Bison realigns its strategic vision to focus on manufacturing and primary upgrading only.
A new DecoBord foil line is installed.
Work begins on installing a state-of-the-art medium density fibreboard (MDF) line in Boksburg.
The MelaWood press is commissioned in Boksburg.
Manica Boards refiner upgraded.
Thesen Sawmill wetmill upgraded.
The Centre of Excellence is established in Boksburg, consolidating Admin, Finance,
Marketing, Supply Chain and Sales teams in one building.
The first SupaWood comes off the Boksburg MDF line.
A new post forming line is commissioned in Ugie.
A new MelaWood press is commissioned in Ugie
Works begins on the second phase of the SupaWood upgrade focusing on the refiner in Boksburg.
Surface Innovations is formed to give design customers a more tailored approach on Formica laminates and Corian solid surfacing.
Work begins on upgrading Piet Retief’s particleboard press to a state-of-the-art conti-line press.
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