DGL started over 35 years ago with just one man. His passion and commitment to not just getting the job done but doing it better than everyone else, has led to a company that prides itself as being an industry leader in method, technology and safety.
Based out of Onekawa in Napier NZ, on top of forestry harvesting operations the company also has a heavy haulage division to compliment its core business, as well as a team of full time mechanics and office staff. This means that DGL is now one of the largest privately owned harvesting companies in New Zealand.
The company also works closely with forest owners, managers and government agencies to ensure that the are not only adhering to the industries safety standards, but constantly looking for safer ways to carry out their work. Using the latest technology, and looking at what others in the industry abroad are doing are just two of the ways that the company uses to minimise risk and ensure a safer working environment for their staff.
Built Over 35 Years - Hawke's Bay's #1 Forest Harvesting Operation
DGL has been privately owned and operated for 35 years, with each of the 3 directors having 25 plus years’ experience in the Forestry industry.
Operating throughout Hawke's Bay as one of the largest harvesting businesses in New Zealand, employing 200 staff operating in 8 divisions:
Heavy Haulage Transport
Napier Port Trailer Lifting
Health & Safety / Human Resources and Training
Administration / Accounts
The forestry division consists of 18 harvesting operations and 1 log processing yard. These are made up of a mixture of hauler and ground based logging crews.
The processing yard division is based out of Pan Pac mill where it processes 18 metre stems brought in from the Pan Pac Forest Estate. Stems are either cut into grades for the export market or processed into sawn timber at the Pan Pac mill itself for export or domestic market.
The heavy haulage division consists of 2 heavy haulage transporters and 1 Hiab crane truck all operated by 3 heavy haulage truck drivers and supported by a team of pilot drivers, operating throughout the North Island.
The workshop division is a large modern workshop facility, 5 diesel technicians, 1 vehicle mechanic and 1 apprentice, 3 engineers and 1 hydraulic hose technician who maintain our extensive and modern fleet of company vehicles, logging equipment and haulage vehicles.
The parts division maintain stock and part ordering for the workshop and harvesting crews to be able to maintain the DGL fleet.
The Napier Port division operates 1 Cat 330 loader to lift log truck trailers once the trucks have been unloaded at the Napier Port.
The Health & Safety / Human Resources & Training division is based out of head office and consists of 3 Health & Safety Advisors, and 2 Trainer/ Assessors. Key focus for this division is Safety & Health for all DGL workers.
DGL Management are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for their workers, visitors, and all service personnel. To ensure a safe and healthy work environment, DGL is also committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace.
DGL are qualified at Tertiary level with NZ’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) this entitles superior Health & Safety systems and performance. DGL were one of the first Harvesting companies to attain this and have held tertiary level since its initiation.
DGL is also a Safetree Certified Employer.
DGL is proud to be committed to the logging industry in New Zealand and is well equipped to evolve and change with the industry into the future.