Who we Are

About Montigny

Largest private, integrated timber company in Southern Africa

Montigny Investments Limited is a Swazi-owned and operated diversified timber company. Founded in 1997 by entrepreneur Neal Rijkenberg, Montigny has grown from a small family business into the largest private timber owner-operator in Southern Africa, with a turnover in excess of E 1 Billion. We service approximately 40% of the regional wet-off-saw timber market, and have diverse timber-trading interests in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Japan.

"What makes us stand out from our competitors primarily is the way in which we add value to every part of the tree. We are able to extract and utilise up to 95% of the tree's value because of the breadth of our markets."

Andrew Le Roux, Executive Director
85k+
Hectares of Land

Of Montigny's more than 85,000 ha of land, 55,000 ha are under active timber management. Plantations extend from Nhlangano in southern Swaziland, to the Usutu region in the North

6700+
Jobs Created

Montingny is one of the biggest employers in Swaziland, and also engages with extensive network of local subcontractors

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Mills and Processing Plants

Montigny owns four sawmills at Bhunya and Nhlangano, one Essential Oil plant, one chipping plant, one chipboard plant and a rented sawmill at Bulembu.

350
Fire resources

A large workforce of trained rangers is dedicated to fire management, safety and security in Montigny plantations and the surrounding communities

300k+
Cubes of sawn timber to market per annum

Monigny exports a diverse range of timber products to markets throughout Southern Africa

1m+
TON OF TIMBER PER YEAR

Monigny transports and processes more than 1m ton of timber per year

Montigny Usutu

Premium products

Montigny takes an innovative approach to product development and supply. We actively focus on extracting the maximum value from the timber at our disposal, and have extended our product range accordingly, from standard lumber supply to finished products.

Competitive pricing and our commitment to excellence, in both product quality and service delivery, has seen us establish long lasting relationships with suppliers, service providers and clients around the world. Our customers include the planking industry (for both industrial and fine carpentry use), pallet users, the mining industry, charcoal consumers, paper manufacturers, furniture makers and construction companies.

Montigny Usutu

Montigny Usutu

The Usutu Forest Complex represents one of the largest, continuous man-made forestry estates in the world, with extensive and well-developed infrastructure and the shortest average stump-to-mill distance in the region.

In 2014 Montigny concluded the purchase of Usutu Forest Products Company from SAPPI Limited. The landmark deal was the one of the largest private, commercial transactions to take place in Swaziland. The company raised in excess of E 1 Billion to conclude the acquisition.

NHR Investments

NHR Investments

NHR Investments is the South African trading arm of Montigny. The Piet Retief office oversees Montigny's timber distribution to the South African market, as a well as export to Japan via chipping plants in South Africa and Mozambique.

Shareholding & Directors

Usuthu Development Corporation

Directors:
N. Rijkenberg
W. Rijkenberg
A. Le Roux
D. Millin
Hon A.T. Dlamini

53.85%

Public Service Pensions Fund

Directors:
C. Dlamini
M. Simelane
F. Mabusa

37.46%

Swaziland National Provident Fund

Directors:
HRH L. Dlamini (Chairman)

7.69%