22 November, 2018
Adding value for MTO
Bay has partnered with forestry giant the
MTO Group to optimise and substantially
expand its timber treatment operations.
a long-standing and loyal client, wanted to
ensure that its Pullscar treatment plant
near White River, Mpumalanga, was producing
high-quality treated timber as efficiently
as possible and also to get two additional
plants up and running. These projects were
part of the company's move to add value to
more of the timber it harvests from its
has several businesses in South Africa and
Swaziland and is expanding to many countries
across the African continent.
lot has happened in a short space of
time but working with Dolphin Bay has
been great and there is more in the
recent months Dolphin Bay has given
refresher training to the operators and
management at the Pullscar plant, advised
the company on how to solve technical
problems at this plant, and finished the
refurbishment of one of the two old
treatment plants at Paradise Falls, between
Sabie and White River. These plants were on
land the company bought some time ago and
had fallen into disrepair.
Bay outlined the options available for the
refurbishment of the two plants and drew up
a plan to complete the work on a tight
budget. We then drew up the engineering
designs, oversaw the upgrade and trained the
operators. Finally, we commissioned the
plant, which is now up and running according
to industry standards.
refurbishment took about a month and began
earlier this year, after discussions, over
time, as to the best option for MTO.
Bay's guys have been very helpful. I've got
no complaints," said MTO Sales and Marketing
Manager Kevin Cremer. "I changed the brief
completely at very short notice, and a lot
has happened in a short space of time but
working with Dolphin Bay has been great -
and there is more in the pipeline."
plants throw many curved balls, so the
refurbishment project has been a challenge,"
observed Dolphin Bay's Mark Duckham. "We had
to go back to the drawing board once or
twice to identify the most important
requirements for getting the plant up and
running. But we worked very closely with MTO
to solve all the problems together.
are excited that the work for MTO has
been conducted under the framework of
the Quality Pledge. We are impressed
with the company's commitment to
quality, and their positive approach to
is an ambitious and intelligent company. The
communication between our two companies has
been effortless, we have built up a very
strong working relationship."
are excited that the work for MTO has been
conducted under the framework of the Quality
Pledge," said Bertus. "We are impressed with
the company's commitment to quality, and
their positive approach to business.
"It is a pleasure working with them."
Source: Dolphin Bay Chemicals