History & Development

TOMCAT Wood Chippers are proudly designed & manufactured in South Africa since 2009 and each machine is tailor-made for our unique African conditions. Integrity, honesty, reliability, simplicity and durability are synonymous with TOMCAT Wood Chippers and after sales service & product support are the cornerstone of our brand.

We started manufacturing our chippers in the heart of the Boland and the first machines were sold mainly inside the borders of the Western Cape. As the range expanded we also started selling TOMCAT wood chippers to other provinces such as Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape. Today our TOMCAT equipment is sold across South Africa and we export to Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Senegal, Swaziland, Mauritius, Seychelles and even as far as Australia!

Our drum-style wood chippers are available in two styles: gravity-feed and hydraulic-feed. We started with only two different models back in 2009 and today our range offers more than 15 different chipper options to choose from. Our chippers can be engine-driven, PTO-driven or electric. Our drum-style wood chippers range from 100mm to 375mm capacity. We also manufacture TOMCAT Log Splitters, TOMCAT Stump Grinders, TOMCAT Shredders & we are the sole importers for FAE Forestry Mulchers from Italy.

The biggest advantage of owning a TOMCAT is the fact that it is designed and manufactured in Africa. All our equipment is uniquely designed for our wood and our conditions. The fact that our equipment is manufactured in South Africa means that it is made from parts and major drive components sourced from local suppliers with reliable dealer networks throughout Africa such as BMG, PERKINS, KIRLOSKAR, HONDA & YAMAHA. Spare parts for our equipment are readily available from ourselves, our approved dealer network or directly from local suppliers which limits downtime when breakages occur.