+27 81 287 9090


GCG is a timber trading company with emphasis on exporting a range of timber products from Africa to the rest of the world.


Global Commodities Group (Pty) Ltd focuses on three core areas: timber trading, plantation acquisitions and administrative services.

“Global” offers a multidimensional ability to trade a variety of timber products worldwide. With over 40 years experience in the international timber business, “Global” and African Timber Products have forged a relationship unmatched in the industry and continue to grow with innovative trade models for a range of products- from eucalyptus and pine logs, to the most technologically advanced processed wood flooring.

“Global”  is a South African owned timber trading company and with our multinational partner, acquires well-managed timber plantations around the world.

Global Commodities Group (Pty) Ltd, offers administrative services to our customers in order to manage & ensure a smooth process in the flow of documentation for their business. Our services entail the oversight of all import and export documentation handled by nominated clearing agents. Our function is to review and when necessary correct any errors in draft export documentation. Our customers receive a set of correct documents on time as required by their contractual obligations.

With our in depth knowledge of the import and export industry, we can assist in negotiating the best shipping terms, such as increased demurrage free days at source and destination ports. We thereby tailor a package specific for your product in order to maximise your profit, as well as offering a swift turnaround time. The offered services would also encompass daily tracking on your product status until final delivery and payment. Our varied and close associations with all shipping lines, insurance companies, clearing and forwarding agents, warehousing groups, transporters and inspection agencies, enable us to assist you with the best rates at competitive prices.


Hardwood from South Africa

Our range of logs from South Africa include:

  • Cloeziana -100% FSC
  • Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon) -non FSC
  • Eucalyptus Maidenii -100% FSC
  • Eucalyptus Camaldulensis -non FSC
  • Eucalyptus Cladocalyx -non FSC
  • Eucalyptus Grandis -100% FSC
  • Eucalyptus Saligna -100% FSC
  • Eucalyptus Diversicolor (Karri) -100% FSC

Pine Logs from South Africa

We are exporting substantial volumes of Patula, Elliottii and Radiata logs from South Africa. For the higher grades the logs are sawn to manufacture clear grade furniture, but mainly these pruned logs are used for peeling in the manufacture of veneers. The lower unpruned grades are used in the construction industry.

Logs from West Africa

These high value logs are used in the manufacture of furniture or peeled to produce veneers.

Our supply is certified according to European Trade Regulations ( EUTR ) to ensure that the logs are sourced legally and sustainably.

Our range of logs from West Africa include:

  • Bubinga
  • Padouk
  • Sapelli
  • Iroko
  • Tali
  • Doussie
  • Mahogany
  • Wenge

Logs from South America

  • Uruguay- Grandis
  • Uruguay- Pine

Transmission Poles South Africa

Transmission poles are available in Pine or Eucalyptus Grandis.

Treatments used are generally CCA or Creosote.

Dimensions and lengths are made to buyers specifications.

Pulp Logs from South Africa

Our range of pulp logs include:

  • Grandis

Pine Sawn Board

We have a range of dimensions, grades and lengths. There are two sources of production:


Radiata pine in the following grades:

  • Clear 1
  • Clear 2
  • Shop 1, 2 and 3
  • Cutts 1, 2 and 3
  • Dressing Grade
  • Pine Decking (smooth and anti-slip profiles)


Radiata, Patula and Elliottii pine:

  • Clear 1
  • Clear 2


For any purchase enquiries please contact us:

  South Africa:

T: +27 81 287 79090

SA Cell: +27 (0) 82 561 9444

or email us by filling out our inquiry form.


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South Africa

Global Commodities Group

Suite 8, 8 Richefond Circle, Ridgeside, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

New Zealand:

African Timber Products Limited

29 Northcroft Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand