AKD Softwoods is a major employer, situated in the Colac region
Established in 1955, AKD Softwoods has a rich history
Utilizing state of the art x-ray and automation technology,
AKD minimizes waste.
AKD embodies values of honesty, commitment, and quality.
With sustainable pine plantations, we manage the whole lifecycle of production

AKD Softwoods


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AKD Softwoods is an integrated forestry and timber processing company, with its head office based in Colac, Victoria where it was founded in 1955. AKD is equally owned by four founding family company shareholders.

Supported by our 600+ employees AKD is an innovative and progressive company focussed on building a truly sustainable and internationally competitive business. The AKD team is committed to growth through investing in long-term sustainable assets and building strong relationships with customers and suppliers.

AKD proudly services its customers through sustainable forestry practices and employing the latest technologies available across its vertically-integrated operations, which comprise of: 9,000ha radiata pine estate, four large scale sawmills across Victoria and Queensland, three post and preservation businesses, export operations from 3 locations and its own transport fleet.

AKD Softwoods. Reliable and sustainable...naturally.

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Featured News

NSW Sawmilling Acquisitions

AKD Softwoods today finalised the purchase of Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) New South Wales sawmilling business.

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Caboolture Sawmill Expansion

With a joint (AKD/federal government) investment of over $50 million, the project will add 100 fulltime positions...

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Yarram joins AKD

AKD Proudly announces the acquisition of the Yarram Sawmill in Victoria.

The Yarram operation...

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