Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd is a family run sustainable forestry, sawmilling, wooden products and beef farming enterprise located 5km north of Harding in the Umuziwabantu district of Southern-Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
The Payn family settled in Harding in 1860 and have been farming on the same farms for six generations. Guy Payn senior (3rd generation) started planting trees in the 1920’s and was one of the founders of the forestry industry in the district. Guy Payn sawmills (Pty) Ltd was started on Burnside farm in 1968. Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd was formed in 1978 and acquired by the Payn family in 2007. The current directors are Guy, Bill and Jim Payn.
Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd consists of the following divisions:
Silviculture and Harvesting operations which run the farms.
Guy Payn Sawmills (Pty) Ltd
Sawmill producing kiln dried industrial timber.
Finger Joint Plant
Utilizes kiln dried industrial timber to produce structural graded timber.
Treats poles and planks of various sizes according to SABS specifications.
Utilizes plant waste to produce shavings for the poultry equestrian sector.
Sutherland farm (Pty) Ltd
The crop farming entity growing mostly maize.
Produces a range of timber products for local consumption.
The beef farming entity located mainly on leased farms in the Kokstad district.
Surejoy are committed to social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Our forestry division is committed to providing high quality, renewable, structural grade timber using best practice land and forestry management methods. All timber harvested in the business is from a renewable source, is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified and complies with best forestry management practices in South Africa.
Our free range beef herd is managed in a grassland conserving, rotational grazing system and has been specifically bred to suit locality. This means livestock have developed a natural tolerance to local conditions so can be grown out with minimum use of interventions.
Our commitment to conservation means many areas on the farmlands have been left in a natural state, so that the estate supports a wide range of wildlife, indigenous plants and natural forests.
Surejoy Industries utilizes timber from its own plantations which are compliant with FSC’s principles and criteria. In house operations are used from the preparation and growing of the trees, through the various tending operations up to and including the harvesting and transport of the logs to the processing facilities. All the above products are processed at the two plants and the CCA and Finger jointing plants conform to the SABS standards of compliance. Transport is available to deliver the products to customers.
We believe our commitment to our employee’s well-being shows in the very low level of staff turnover experienced in the business.
Surejoy Industries employ 350 permanent employees. As one of the largest employers in the district, the company takes its community and social responsibility seriously. Perks enjoyed by employees include free housing for 65 employees on company property, free daily transport for the remaining employees who live in the surrounding areas, contributions to an employee provident fund, funeral cover and small interest free loans. The company complies with the current legislation for wages, is employment equity and skills development compliant and has a level five BBBEE score.
Structural Sawn Timber
Finger jointed timber treated to SANS specifications and untreated structural sawn timber both XXX and S5 grades supplied to order.
Dimensions: 38x152, 38x114, 38x76, 38x38, 50x152 and 50x76.
Lengths: 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.8m, 5.4m and 6.0m.
Kiln Dried Industrial Sawn Timber
Dried industrial and graded timber sawn and supplied to order. This timber can be treated on request.
Dimensions: 25x228, 25x152, 25x114, 25x76, 25x50, 38x228, 38x152, 38x114, 38x76, 50x228, 50x152, 50x76 and 76x76.
Lengths: 0.9m, 1.2m, 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.1m, 2.4m, 2.7m and 3.0m
Gum poles, droppers and lathes treated according to SABS specifications.
Dimensions: 32/50, 50/75, 75/100, 100/125, 125/150, 150/175 and 175/200.
Lengths: 1.2m, 1.8m, 2.1m, 2.4m, 2.7m, 3.0m, 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.8m, 5.4m, 6.0m, 6.6m, and 7.2m.
Moulded Timber Products
Treated and untreated moulded timber products.
Ceiling board, flooring board, decking board, log lap profile, planed all round and bull nosed.
Pine shavings sold in 7kg bags.
Surejoy Industries (Pty) Ltd
45 Turner Street Harding
P O Box 77 Harding 4680
T: 0394331200 | 0394332569
Guy Payn Sawmills (Pty) Ltd
Burnside Farm Harding
P O Box 44 Harding 4680
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