An australian company



softwood chips

Pioneer for Two Decades

Chip exported through SPE is predominantly Pinus Radiata with current volume consisting of 70% from sawmill chip and 30% chip produced from forest thinning. The uniformly high quality Radiata chip makes the product an ideal feedstock for a variety of uses. Traditional end use is bleached kraft pulp and thermal mechanical pulp.


Est. 1996


Product Quality

Low bark content assists in achieving high pulp yield with little waste or pulp discolouration. The low bark content reduces the ash output when used as feedstock for Bioenergy. Pinus Radiata chip used in bleached and un-bleached Kraft pulp lines provides high burst and tear strength. High pulp brightness is also a characteristic. Overall, the high proportion of sawmill chip combined with average chip age provides for good pulp characteristics and yield.


Low Bark Content

High Pulp Yield

Minimum waste

Minimum pulp discolouration

High Burst & Tear Strength




Regional Exporter of the Year


Our Infrastructure

The Chipmill comprises a 125 ft. radial crane & drum debarker with associated screening, rechipping and conveying systems. Maximum chip mill capacity is 450K - 500K green metric tonnes (GMT) pa. Shipments are guaranteed to meet customers’ exacting chip specifications.

About Us

Softwood Plantation Exporters (SPE) is an Australian owned Company, located in Victoria, formed to process and ship softwood woodchip for export sale. SPE is a partnership between Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP), and Associated Kiln Driers (AKD Softwoods).