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Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry

South Africa‘s plantation area covers more than 1.5 million hectares, stretching over five provinces - Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape.

“With the forestry industry in the summer rainfall areas nearing the fire season, forestry machinery not fitted with a fire suppression system will be at high risk,” warns John Russell, General Manager of Fogmaker South Africa, industry leading supplier of high pressure, water mist fire suppression systems.

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Forestry and Agro-processing sectors key in growing the economy

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulenani Magwanishe says the agro-processing and forestry sectors are key in growing the economy and create sustainable jobs especially in the rural areas. Magwanishe was speaking at the Forestry Industrialisation Summit that was hosted by the South African Forestry Company and other government departments in Kempton Park today.

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Agri Processing

As the name suggests, the agri-processing industry transforms and adds value to products that originate from agriculture, forestry and fisheries and its Standard Industrial Classification categorises 11 divisions that make up the sector: food, beverages, paper and paper products, wood and wood products, textiles, wearing apparel, furniture, tobacco, rubber products, footwear and leather and leather products.

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