Orchard & Windbreak

With the use of excavators with specialised attachments and three-wheel loggers and other loading equipment, old orchards and windbreaks is removed from root to top and fed into a horizontal grinder.


South Africa is the only authorised dealer for Bandit Industries in Southern Africa. Bandit wood chippers range from stump grinders, hand-fed wood chippers, whole tree chippers up to horizontal grinders.

Waste Wood Recycling
  • Save water by removing alien invasive trees
  • Green alternative to coal
  • Enrich & improves soil
Biomass Harvesters

A huge potential exists in Africa to create biomass to energy projects. These projects can be started by private and commercial investors or national government in their attempt to create a more green alternative to coal power plants.

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Orchard &
Windbreak Recycling

Excavators with specialised attachments, three-wheel loggers and other loading equipment old orchards and windbreaks is removed from root to top and fed into a horizontal grinder (wood recycler) and recycled into usable wood chips.

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Biomass &
Mulch Sales

Africa Biomass Company collects wood chips, according to specifications, in mass trailers or in bags and then transported to the end user where it can be used as wood chip mulch or biofuel for various types of "green" applications.

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SETA Certified
Training Facility

Registered with SETA, ABC is qualified to provide full hands-on training to wood chipper operators in the private & commercial sectors. After completion of the training perators are fully qualified to operate any wood chipping equipment.

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Apply compost and mulch in existing and establishment of new plantations. The mulch spreader is the most effective method to spread wood chips evenly while wood chips offers a wide range of benefits to existing & new plantations.

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Waste Wood Recycling

Previously waste wood was burnt. This precious resource is available in large volumes and may either be used as wood chip mulch or biofuel for energy production. ABC specialises in the recycling and processing of this waste material.

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Workshop &
Field Services

With an intimate understanding of the operational challenges of wood recycling in South Africa, ABC established state-of-the-art facilities and field-services to service, repair & rebuild wood chipper equipment of any make and size.

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The removal and recycling of these alien trees and the use of wood chips as mulch are spread in new and old orchards led to a massive water saving that is equal to the amount of water usage of 50 000 households for one year.

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Land Clearing & Preparation

In partnership with Môreson Grondverskuiwers, an earthmoving company, Africa Biomass Company is experts at land clearing. We have an extensive range of highly specialised wood chippers and equipment that will do the job quickly and efficiently.

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Our legacy of innovation has been built on more than 80 000 hours operational experience. This enabled us to develop and adapt machines for waste wood recycling in South Africa, which truly adds value to the customer’s operation.

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ABC's Patented Mulch Spreader

The leader in development of mulch and wood chips, Africa Biomass Company has designed the mulch spreader to easily spread wood chips underneath orchards, vineyards and to use in other applications. These mulch spreaders are custom designed to each client's unique specifications.

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Meet the Team

Willem van der Merwe

Willem van der Merwe

General Manager

Willem, a.k.a. "The Boss", oversees the overall operation of Africa Biomass Company. He also won the Sanlam & Business Partner's 2017 Overall Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Calie Rabie

Calie Rabie

Manager: Western Cape

Willem's right-hand man, Calie is responsible for ABC's services delivery and making sure that ABC's Western Cape clients are happier than a dog with two tails.

Fanie 'Stroper' Fourie

Fanie Fourie

Manager: Eastern Cape

Fanie manager Africa Biomass Company's Eastern Cape branch, located in Kirkwood, to ensure that ABC's clients in the Eastern Cape are taken good care of.

Authorised Dealer

Africa Biomass Company is an authorised dealer for the following brands

  • Africa Biomass Company authorised dealer for Bandit Industries, Inc.
  • Africa Biomass Company authorised Western Cape dealer for Dezzi Earth Moving Equipment
  • Africa Biomass Company authorised dealer for Arjes
  • Africa Biomass Company authorised dealer for Arjes