Norwood Sawmills in Africa

Owning a Norwood band sawmill in Africa is a golden opportunity to become a leader in your community, produce valuable timber and make healthy profits … all in a way that sustainably conserves Africa’s forests for future generations. 

Selectively harvesting trees eliminates the damage and waste left by the mega Chinese timber companies. Plus, by encouraging local processing of logs, you stimulate employment and economic growth in your local community.


Africa’s hardwoods (iron wood (lead wood), teak, mahogany, etc …) are some of the hardest in the world.  Africa’s timber processing jobs are both big and tough.  Norwood Sawmills are engineered, and built, with Africa’s challenges in mind.

Norwood, one of the biggest portable sawmill companies in the world, was founded nearly 25 years ago.  Norwood band sawmills have been hard at work in Africa for most of that time.  There are many reasons why Norwood sawmills are the best choice in Africa –

Innovation  Norwood is the undisputed global leader in portable sawmill innovation. The proof? – Over 50 patents.  That’s more than the combined total of all the other sawmill companies around the world – put together!

Productive – Norwood continues to invest heavily in R & D to advance the frontiers of portable sawmill innovation. Norwood focuses its research on technology that cuts the time it takes to mill a log into lumber.  By eliminating operator functions, speeding up cycle times and increasing capacity, Norwood sawmills are dramatically more productive and profitable than any other.

Reliable – Every Norwood is built strong to mill timber day-in-and-day-out with the absolute minimum of maintenance.  They are easy-to-use, easy to look after and dependable.

Sawmills take a beating – They have to handle heavy logs and cut accurate lumber in tough conditions. Imports from China or Poland may not be up to the task.  You need a sawmill that can stand up to the challenge. Norwood mills are quality-built for the long-haul.

Affordable – Even with all the innovation, patents and superior-quality, Norwood sawmills are affordable. In fact, compared feature-for-feature, and factoring in construction and finish quality, Norwood sawmills are better value than any other sawmill on the market.

Economical to Ship – Because Norwood sawmills are packaged and shipped in kit-form on a single pallet, you save thousands in freight costs thanks to this compact packaging system.  Another key advantage is that, through self-assembly, you get to know your portable sawmill inside out, which helps with maintenance and reliable profitability.

Norwood stores an inventory of band sawmills in three warehouses conveniently located throughout southern Africa: South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.  From these locations, Norwood can also quickly ship to neighbouring countries. Norwood technical specialists are also conveniently located at these locations.

To get all your questions answered about Norwood Sawmills, to get a personalized quote, or to place your order, contact Norwood Sawmills Africa by email or phone.  We look forward to servicing your sawmilling needs.