Export case study: John Young on Pensyl

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Pensyl

Exporting since: 2005

Key markets: Southeast Asia.

In business only a few years, Pensyl now devotes 100 percent of its time to exporting. Most of their timber saw logs are shipped to Southeast Asia.

With only four full-time employees, and casual workers at shipping times, they’re a small group, but are doing some big business. Pensyl, founded by John Young, is a fully owned subsidiary of Great Southern Limited.

Operating in the Tiwi Islands, this business has a unique partnership with the traditional indigenous landowners. Together they are working to develop a long-term sustainable forestry industry on the islands. As a result, this remote Australian community has seen an increase in employment, training, and infrastructure.

Pensyl’s commitment to sustainability and developing long-term relationships has paid off, and now they’re racing to meet Southeast Asia’s forestry needs.

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