A brief history
The Kaingaroa State Forest was first planted in the late 1920’s and grew to be the largest Forest in the North Island, and the largest plantation in the southern hemisphere.
KLC manufactures and distributes a range of precision-made timber building materials sourced from sustainable forestry, and processed with equal regard to environmental sustainability through raw material selection and safe innovative treatment solutions. The timber used for our quality products is sourced from New Zealand Radiata Pine.
In the late 1980’s the NZ Government decided to sell the State Forests and to disband the NZ Forest Service.
KLC Limited was started in 1997 and is based at Kaingaroa Village, 50 kilometres south east of Rotorua, on what was the site of the NZ Forest Service Workshops.
Timber Treatment and Re-manufacture
KLC started as a kiln drying operation and quickly progressed into being one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative timber treatment and re-manufacturing operations producing high quality weatherboards, fascia and dressed boards.
KLC’s loyal staff are key to the success of the operation. The combined knowledge and experience of KLC’s staff, ensure that KLC produces timber products that are of a high quality and are fit for purpose.
KLC has a significant presence in the NZ market for products ranging from Finger Jointed and Blanks to our Generation II® range of Dressed Boards, Fascia and Weatherboards.
KLC also exports to Australia, Asia, the US and Europe.