Our Business

To make the best possible use of our natural resources we grow and harvest our plantation forests continuously on a sustainable basis.
Forest Products

Forest Products

The Forest Products Division of Gunns Limited represents a significant part of the business and is responsible for the management of natural forests and plantations for fibre production and conservation values.

The main activities include general forest management, road construction and maintenance, timber harvesting and haulage, pulpwood processing and marketing of products to export markets.

Recent acquisitions have extended Forest Products activities from Tasmania to include mainland Australia, predominantly in the Green Triangle (South Australia/Victoria) and Western Australia through the Auspine softwood plantations and Great Southern eucalyptus plantations.

Gunns Plantations

Gunns Plantations

Formed in 1999, Gunns Plantations Limited (GPL) provides investors the opportunity to invest in plantation woodlots and walnut orchards, with opportunities previously offered in vineyard investment.

GPL has released 16 Managed Investment Schemes with over $600 million in funds under management.  Gunns' Managed Investment Schemes provides tax effective investment options for investors and ensures a supply of raw products for its business operations.

GPL also acts as the Responsible Entity for the ex Great Southern Pulpwood Forestry Schemes (1998 - 2006).

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Timber

Timber

Gunns Timber Products (GTP) is one of Australia's leading manufacturers of value-added hardwood and softwood products for the building products market.

With over 1,778 employees, eight hardwood sawmills throughout Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, two softwood sawmills in Tasmania and South Australia and one decorative veneer facility along with major distribution centres in every state of Australia, GTP are one of the largest producers within the timber arena.

With a complete hardwood and softwood species offer including Radiata Pine, Jarrah, Tasmania Oak and Victoria Ash plus many more sub species,GTP product offer is ideal for independent merchants, frame and truss manufacturers, furniture and joinery markets, rural specialists, remanufacturers, wholesalers and merchants.

Pulp Mill

Pulp Mill

The Company has developed plans to build a plantation-based bleached kraft pulp mill to be located in the Bell Bay Industrial Zone in northern Tasmania, adjacent to the Company’s existing wood fibre operations.

The rationale for the mill project is to leverage Gunns’ existing sustainable fibre resource into higher value-added products. The pulp mill will have 100% plantation feedstock from start up.

The global outlook for pulp (especially in the Asian region) is favourable and Gunns has a freight cost advantage in delivering product into Asia over its international peers (a majority of whom are based in South America).

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