John Edward Thorpe affectionately known as “Eddy” was the father & Grandfather of the existing family members in Lowveld Lumber. He founded a Saw Mill at the Railway Station in White River in the early 1940’s, making us one of the oldest Family’s in the Timber Industry.
John built his very successful business with a simple philosophy, “always work hard, never compromise on quality or service and most importantly, always keep one step ahead of your rivals”.
It is with this same philosophy that Lowveld Lumber & Pallet cc was founded in 1991. For the past 17 years we have become major suppliers of Timber, Pallets and Boxes to Industry, and in particular Fruit Bins to the Fruit Industry. More recently sophisticated planing machinery has been installed to produce tongue & groove flooring as well as decking.
2005 saw the commencement of Lowveld Lumber Warehouse. This venture was to further enhance our client offering by making us significant suppliers of all Timber related products to the Wholesale Timber and Building Material Industry.
Today Lowveld Lumber is a leader in its field offering a wide variety of products and delivery services to meet any customer’s requirements. We are masters in decking materials with our large rage of imported products.
Lowveld Lumber is situated in Nelspruit , Mpumalanga and supply lumber across South Africa , Swaziland and Mozambique.
Each piece of structural timber supplied by us carries a graded mark which defines its load carrying capacity in accordance with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
Our own range of LLP graded lumber has been become popular with building merchants which targets a specific market where the SABS mark is not required.