Anything but run of the mill

You've probably noticed that it takes more than just a good product to build a long-lasting business relationship. Don't take chances with your timber partner. You need 100% commitment from senior management right down to the shipping company. Welcome to McAlpines, the largest privately-owned sawmill, timber and building materials group in New Zealand.

Take a moment to see how our operation stacks up:

  • Formed in 1954 to take over the original timber business
    GA McAlpine & Sons, established in 1925.
  • Employs over 300 staff.
  • Three sawmills close to three major ports.
  • Capacity to process 260,000 cubic metres of sawlogs and round wood per year.
  • Capacity to kiln dry 130,000 cubic metres per year to moisture content specifications. All three sites are licensees of the New Zealand DRI quality assurance program.
  • Combined treating capacity of 80,000m3 per annum.
  • Processing operations include cut-to length, planning and profiling and finger-jointing.
  • Exporters of timber products to Australia, South East Asia, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, Pacific Islands and the Middle East.




Renewable resource - It's in our nature

In a time of rapidly diminishing international forestry resources, New Zealand is assured of a continuing supply of the world's most valuable and versatile plantation-grown softwood. Radiata Pine, originally a native of California, thrives in New Zealand soils and climatic conditions. With large areas of suitable land and the development of unique forest management techniques, New Zealand is set to lead the world in the supply of quality softwood timber.

  • Recognizing the diminishing supply of hardwood timber, the group processes only New Zealand Radiata Pine logs which is a plantation-grown, renewable softwood resource. The Rangiora (SGS-COC-000268) and Rotorua (SGS-COC-000623) sites have FSC® chain of custody certification. The Nelson site has ISO 9001 certification. We promote products from certified, renewable, plantation forests. The FSC® logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council A.C.®
  • Commitment to protecting the environment is demonstrated through its environmental policy and consistently meeting statutory requirements
  • The group continually monitors environmental performance with regard to reduction of waste and emissions, effective and efficient use of energy, and the health and safety of workers.
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No 1 Southbrook Road, Private bag, Rangiora New Zealand
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