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100….and more
Registered on 16 June 1916, York was listed on the JSE in 1946 and celebrated its centenary in 2016.

Here is York’s condensed journey to the present day…


Herman Katzenellenbogen was the founder of the Company, Katzenellenbogen Limited, when he registered his general dealership business, which later manufactured its own range of products.


The Company was listed on the JSE under the chairmanship of the founder’s son-in-law, Maurice Balzam.


Max Tucker acquired a substantial interest in Katzenellenbogen Limited and merged it with his property and extensive stone quarrying interests.


The Company actively expanded its timber interests to secure its raw material supply lines for its emergent lumber business. It systematically moved from trading to production and to marketing, which set it apart from its competitors for many years.


The Company name was changed to The York Timber Organisation Limited (Yorkcor).


Furthering the Company’s strategy to establish a vertically integrated solid wood processor and securing raw material supply, the Company purchased Global Forest Products (GFP) in 2007.


We continue to show you that money really does grow on trees.

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