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YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS

Last update 7 days ago

Industry Wood & Forest Products (8)
Nelspruit, South Africa
Workforce 1,001 - 5,000 employees Listed on JSE-South Africa Symbol YRK

+27 13 764 9200

Email info@york.co.za Website


History

1916

Herman Katzenellenbogen was the founder of the Company, Katzenellenbogen Limited. He registered his general dealership business on 16 June 1916. Herman was a Russian immigrant and arrived in South Africa in 1895. He started up a small general dealership in partnership with a fellow immigrant, which became known as Schlosberg & Katzenellenbogen. It traded from premises in Church Street in Pretoria. Five years later, it had expanded to include outlets in Bloemfontein and Heilbron. The Company was known throughout the country as aka's. The business initially imported and sold groceries, hardware and agricultural implements. Later it manufactured its own range of products.

1939

Danarm chainsaw, developed in 1939, used in harvesting operations.

1946

The Company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1946 under the chairmanship of the founder's son-in-law, Maurice Balzam. The authorised and issued share capital consisted of 640 000 shares.

1960

Max Tucker acquired a substantial interest in Katzenellenbogen Limited in 1960, which he merged with his property and extensive stone quarrying interests. Max was a Lithuanian immigrant who arrived in South Africa at the tender age of 17 and found work in the Cape Town docks. He was a coalminer, quarry man, hotelier, wholesaler, property dealer and sawmiller. Max’s interests in property and stone quarrying merged with the wholesale venture to form the Katzenellenbogen group of companies.

1970

Katzenellenbogen actively expanded its timber interests to secure its raw material supply lines for its emergent lumber business, Katzenellenbogen acquired Nicholson & Mullin sawmill. It was also at the start of this decade that Katzenellenbogen divested its wholesale and retail activities and placed focus on its burgeoning timber operation. The focus was to expand its timber interests vertically in order to secure its raw material supply lines. The scarcity of timber resources led to the purchase of more sawmills. The Company systematically moved from trading to production and ultimately to marketing, which set it apart from its competitors for many years.

1980

The business of Katbogena had changed to such an extent that at the start of this decade, the Company name was changed to The York Timber Organisation Limited (Yorkcor).

1990

To address the threat of diminishing timber resources, Yorkcor launched a strategy to boost the Group’s value-added pine products and formed a guild of cooperating, independent manufacturers of high quality pine-based products. The New York Pine (NYP) Guild was formed to harness synergy between entrepreneurs who operated their own factories effectively and who complied with exacting criteria to qualify for licences to manufacture high quality based NYP products designed, developed and marketed by NYP.

2000

Furthering the Company's strategy to establish a vertically integrated solid wood processor and securing raw material supply, the Company purchased Global Forest Products (GFP) in 2007. It was the same year the largest fi re ever experienced in the history of South Africa swept through the Sabie valley, nearly derailing the Company's trajectory in the forestry industry.

2010

At the start of this decade, York was returned to profitability, coupled with the successful refinancing of its debt. Implementation of the growth strategy, with a focus on profit generation followed in 2014.

2016

York has restructured its business. It now enters a phase of diversification and investment. Continue this journey with us and we will show you why you need to: Branch out and invest in an asset class where money really does grow on trees.

BOARD

P... V...

Chief Executive Officer
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 8 years ago

J... M...

Chairman
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 10 years ago

M... M...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 2 years ago

P... C...

Non-Executive Director
Effective 10 years ago
ASTRAPAK
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Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 9 years ago


VOX TELECOM
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Non-Executive Chairman
Ongoing


METIER
South Africa - Financial Services
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 14 years ago


YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Non-Executive Director
Effective 10 years ago

45 relationships

A... J...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 7 years ago

D... M...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 4 years ago
DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING NETWORK
DAWN
South Africa - Building Materials
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


ROLFES HOLDINGS
South Africa - Chemicals
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 4 years ago

41 relationships

T... M...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 4 years ago
NUTRITIONAL HOLDINGS
South Africa - Foods
Chief Executive Officer
Effective 2 years ago


ASTRAPAK
South Africa - Packing
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 3 years ago


HYPROP INVESTMENTS
South Africa - Property & Real Estate
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 4 years ago


YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Independent Non-Executive Director
Effective 4 years ago

56 relationships

S... A...

Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 10 years ago
Head, Chemical And Textiles Value Chain
Ongoing


YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 10 years ago


BROADBAND INFRACO
South Africa - Network & Telecommunications
Non-Executive Director
2008 - 2014
42 relationships

G... R...

Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 7 years ago
HYPROP INVESTMENTS
South Africa - Property & Real Estate
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 4 years ago

Independent Non-Executive Director
2012 - Unknown

YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ongoing

Appointed to the board 7 years ago


AVI
South Africa - Foods
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Effective 5 years ago

Appointed to the board 10 years ago

Independent Non-Executive Director
2007 - Unknown

INTERWASTE HOLDINGS
South Africa - Water & Sanitation
Independent Non-Executive Director
Left 8 months ago

Appointed to the board 9 years ago


CORONATION FUND MANAGERS
South Africa - Financial Services
Chief Operating Officer
2001 - Unknown
78 relationships

Left the company less than a year ago

P... V...

Chief Financial Officer
Is leaving this month
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Chief Financial Officer
Is leaving this month


3M SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa - Engineering & Manufacturing
Manager, Finance And Information Technology
2010 - 2013

MURRAY & ROBERTS HOLDINGS
South Africa - Building & Civil Engineering
Financial Manager, Projects
2009 - 2010

BELL EQUIPMENT
South Africa - Industrial Equipments
General Manager, Finance
2004 - 2009

FRASER ALEXANDER
South Africa - Mining & Minerals
Financial Director, Bulk Mech
2003 - 2004

BARLOWORLD
South Africa - Conglomerates
Financial Manager
1997 - 2001
MANAGEMENT

K... C...

Chief Human Capital Officer
Ongoing

H... H...

Corporate Legal Advisor And Company Secretary
Effective 5 years ago

K... V...

Wholesale Manager
Effective 1 year ago

S... G...

Engineering Manager
Effective 3 years ago

K... P...

General Manager, Forestry
Ongoing

S... M...

Sales Executive And Managing Director, York Timbers Energy
Effective 2 years ago

R... R...

Sales Manager
Ongoing

E... D...

Corporate Adviser, Forestry
Ongoing

G... S...

Acting Chief Financial Officer
Will start on december 2017
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS
South Africa - Wood & Forest Products
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Will start on december 2017

Corporate Financial Manager
Unknown - 2017

D... B...

General Manager, Processing
Ongoing

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