KVTC is the only company to sustainably grow Teak (Tectona grandis) on a large scale in Tanzania. An area of 8,200 ha has been established since 1993 and new plantings have been carried out annually. 2011 was the last year of planting new areas and the company has now reached full rotation size.
The estimated rotation for Teak growing on the plantation at Kilombero is between 25-32 years depending on site performance and product mix required. Commercial thinning started in 2009 and some early clear felling for rotation purposes, KVTC predicts a significant shift in the harvesting mix from 2021.
KVTC has invested in a sawmill and secondary processing facilities to utilize and add value to the thinning yield.