In the quest to diversify its business in accordance with the strategic plan, Zambia Forest and Forestry Corporation Limited (ZAFFICO) has procured two pole treatment vessels and all the necessary components for the establishment of a pole treatment plant. The plants are using two preservatives namely, tanalith and creosote.
The main product line for the plant is the transmission poles and any other form of poles such as fencing poles and construction poles. The project has since taken shape. The two plants have the capacity to treat between 4,000 – 6,000 poles per month in a double shift. It is expected that more than 200 jobs will be created once the plant is fully operational.
The plant is situated along Kalulushi-Sabina road on the junction of Zambia Clay Bricks Limited.