Operating a multi-functional forestry business
IFLOMA

IFLOMA – Indùstrias Florestais de Manica, SARL, is a public limited liability company, registered in Mozambique. The IFLOMA project was originally established in the 1980’s as a government initiative. The plantations were established on an area of approximately 19 000 hectares, providing sawlogs to two sawmills. The operations are located in the Manica district, Manica Province in the centre of the Republic of Mozambique along the Beira corridor - an ideal location from which to serve markets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Shareholding
As part of the privatisation of state owned enterprises in Mozambique, 80% of the share capital of IFLOMA was sold to a South African company, Komatiland Forests (Pty) Ltd (“KLF”), through a tender process on 1 April 2004. The government of Mozambique through IGEPE (Institute for the Management of Government Shares) retains the remaining 20% shares. The IFLOMA plantations now operate on 10 602.81 (2010), providing saw logs to the Messica sawmill. The land is leased on a 50 year basis and operations include three plantations, one sawmill, a pole treatment plant, particle board plant and a warehouse in Maputo.

Neighbouring Communities
Sound and mutually beneficial relationships with neighbouring communities are an essential aspect in the sustainability of the company’s operations. Since 2004, IFLOMA has embarked on various social investment projects to address specific needs identified by surrounding communities through joint forums. Specific focus areas include maintenance of infrastructure and support to schools.

Current Status
IFLOMA manages three plantations, Penhalonga, Bandula and Rotanda plantations.

Staffing
IFLOMA has a staff compliment of 702 (2011) people. They are operational in infrastructure maintenance, fire protection, replanting in access of 1,000 ha per year and maintenance of all new plantings.
 

Plantations
The total landholding area is 23 600 ha of which 16 618 ha is plantable for commercial forestry. The operations are located in the Manica province, an ideal location from which to serve markets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. IFLOMA consists of processing facilities at Messica, three plantations at Penhalonga, Bandula and Rotanda as well as a warehouse in Maputo.

Nursery
The IFLOMA nursery produces pine and gum trees. A modern nursery producing 2 mil plants per year is operational.

Messica Complex
The complex serves as the administrative hub for the forestry operations and also includes the Messica Sawmill and a pole treatment plant.

Maputo Warehouse
A modern warehouse with office facilities is situated in the city of Maputo. The warehouse is ideally located for selling sawn lumber and other products directly to end-users and agents. The warehouse stocks a full range of timber from the Messica operations as well as from South Africa.

Messica Head Office
Tel: +09 2582 51 66 023/4
Fax: +09 2582 51 66 025
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Maputo Warehouse
Avenue F. P. L. M. 526
Maputo
Tel: +09 2582 1 46 07 82
Fax: +09 2582 1 46 00 67
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