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Our History


The Company and its predecessors have been producing Charcoal since the 1930s.

Exporting to Europe, and to a lesser extent the Middle East, began in 1976.

E&C Charcoal is the biggest producer of Lumpwood Charcoal and Charcoal Briquettes in South Africa with an annual production of 20 000 tons of charcoal in total, 8000 tons of lumpwood and 12 000 briquettes. In 1998 the company became FSC certified. The FSC licence number is C002103. E&C's chain of custody is SGS-COC-000199.

Situated 30 kilometres from a major national road and 120 kilometres from Durban, Africa's largest port, we are well suited to supply the local and export markets. With this location and an abundance of timber, we have grown into Africa's largest manufacturer of lumpwood charcoal and charcoal briquettes.