Welcome to Australian Bluegum Plantations

ABP is one of the largest, fully integrated plantation managers and woodchip exporters in the world. We are a dedicated team of professionals, partnered with an experienced contractor workforce focused on safely producing and supplying a premium woodchip to our valued customers in the Asian pulp and paper sector.

Our Mission

ABP is committed to excellence in growing, harvesting and marketing sustainable plantation resources.

  • Making safety our mindset.
  • Pursue and reward innovation at every stage of the supply chain.
  • Deliver value to our customers in both product and experience.
  • Promote a culture dedicated to continually improving economic, social and environmental returns.

What we do

Silviculture

ABP strives for continuous improvement in our plantation management ‒ researching, developing and implementing innovative practices which result in the production of consistently high quality wood chips.

Harvesting

An extensive planning process precedes harvest. The application of advanced harvest methods and the engagement of experienced local contractors are integral to this critical stage of ABP operations.

Port Facilities

ABP premium woodchips, destined for export to customers in China and Japan, are transported in customised woodchip trailers for loading at our upgraded port facilities in Western Australia and Victoria.

Estate

Informed land selection and acquisition, whether leasehold or freehold, is foundational to the long term sustainability of our operations. This process is underpinned by the combined expertise of our estate managers and research and development team.

Marketing

ABP marketing specialists play a critical role in developing and maintaining relationships with our overseas buyers. For effective engagement with our customers we have staff based in Melbourne and Qingdao, China.

OUR LOCATIONS

ABP forestry assets are located in the Albany region of Western Australia and the Green Triangle region of South Australia and Victoria.

Albany region

ABP currently holds over 31,000ha of blue gum plantations located in the Albany region of Western Australia. In this region our operations are managed from offices in the coastal city of Albany, where our dedicated port facility is also located.

Green Triangle region

Our estate in the prime forestry region known as the Green Triangle extends over 44,000ha in Victoria and over 10,000ha in South Australia. ABP also operates a newly-expanded port facility in Portland, Victoria for export of our premium product to international customers, with our head office located in Melbourne. 

Some Facts About Us

  • ABP employs over 300 permanent and contract staff, including those based at our world-class port facilities in Albany and Portland.
  • ABP currently holds over 85,000ha of high quality blue gum plantations in the Albany region of Western Australia and in the Green Triangle region of Victoria and South Australia.
  • In total ABP exports up to 3.3 million Green Metric Tonnes (GMT) annually to China and Japan – 1 million GMT from ACT; 2 million GMT from PCT and 300,000 GMT of softwood.
  • ABP is unique in that it manages all aspects of the supply chain, from research and development of seeds, all the way through to loading the product onto vessels destined for customers in China and Japan.

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