Elmia and DLG are starting a joint venture to establish a forestry fair in Romania. To be called Forest Romania, the fair will exhibit machines and technology in operation and will be held for the first time 16 - 18 September 2015. Elmia in Jönköping organises the world’s leading forestry fair, Elmia Wood. DLG in Germany organises the world’s leading agricultural fair, Agritechnica, plus other agricultural fairs in several countries.“We want to establish this meeting place to help international manufacturers gain a strong foothold in this interesting market when the mechanisation of forestry operations really takes off,” explains Torbjörn Johnsen of Elmia. “But of course it will also be an important gathering place for everyone who works in the Romanian forest industry.”
Romania is the largest forestry nation in southeast Europe but some of its neighbours such as Ukraine also have sizeable forest resources. The region as a whole has high timber values but a low level of mechanisation. The work force is still inexpensive and felling is currently done using chain saws, simple tractors and skidders. Significant volumes are even skidded out with horses. Although a lot of the standing timber is still owned by the central and municipal governments, all logging work is now done by private independent contractors or timber buyers. The annual permitted felling volume is about 18 million cubic metres.
The fair will be located in the heart of Romania’s most densely forested region, near the city of Brașov in Transylvania. The forest administration in Tărlungeni (Ocolul Silvic Ciucaş RA) is providing a good site which is equipped with excellent logistics and features forest conditions that well reflect those of Romania as a whole.
“This must be the European country with the toughest logging conditions you can imagine,” says Reiner Hofmann of DLG. “Steep terrain, large stems and a sparse network of forest roads place tough demands on technology and machines.
“Forest Romania will not be a fair for the broad mass of products and companies but rather only for companies that can offer solutions which work here,” he adds, mentioning as examples harvesters and forwarders suitable for steep terrain and modern skidders and cable systems.
The fair will be a joint venture between Elmia and DLG in which DLG’s Romanian subsidiary DLG InterMarketing will take care of the local arrangements whilst Elmia’s and DLG’s forestry specialists are responsible for the concept and contents.
The site of Forest Romania 2015 is typical of Romania, with steep terrain and large stems. Alexandru Jica from the forest administration in Ciucaş, Oividu Ionescu from Transilvania University of Brașov, Bogdan Eftimie from the forest administration, Torbjörn Johnsen of Elmia, Corina Mares of DLG InterMarketing and Eugen Comşa from the forest administration are planning Romania’s first demo fair out in the forest.
New Zealand’s Pukepine Sawmills selected USNR to transform the manual grading line
in its green mill with a Transverse High Grader (THGTM) system. Typically used
with kiln-dried, planed lumber, the USNR team applied the
THG’s technology to this new challenge.
To strengthen their positions in Estonia and Portugal, Rottne have recently signed distribution agreements with two new distributors.
Truckmaint is ROTTNE´S new distributor in Estonia. Truckmaint has a background in forestry and especially with the sawmills in Estonia. Besides ROTTNE they represent also Ljungby, Svetruck and Clark.
Service and after-sales market are important keywords for Truckmaint.
Over three days in April 2014, they showed the harvester H11C for the Estonian audience at the show Maamess in Tartu.
The proximity to Sweden is evident. When travelling you can read the signs from SEB, Nordea, Södra and Stora Enso and other large Swedish companies, all established in Estonia.
Gustav II Adolf has his statue outside the university, which he founded in Tartu in the 1600s.
ROTTNE´S new distributor in Portugal is Forestcorte.
Used equipment, own chips production and the agency for Jonsered has previously been their various business areas, which are now complemented by sales of ROTTNE´S machine program.
Their new facility in Mansores, located one hour east of Porto, has room for four machines in the workshop. Forestcorte also has four service vehicles and a large stock of spare parts.
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In this October/November 2014 edition of IFI
Springer: Austrian sawmill supplier, Springer Maschinenfabrik, has developed a trimmer concept
with beltless swinging arms and a tight cutting tolerance.
Springer: The Pascal 1200 strapping press for Lumber. MiCROTEC: MiCROTEC’s Multi Sensor Quality Scanner Goldeneye 702 and Goldeneye 706 as well as
MiCROTEC’s Stress Grading System ViSCAN has received the certification to grade
Boards for glulam according to the new standard in T-classes.
technology supplier, Limab, hasimpressed the sawmilling sector with its latest
offering for high definition board scanning.
Samuel Strapping Systems: Samuels Strapping
Systems has provided the technology to allow this southern US sawmill improve its
efficiencies and fatten up margins.
LOGGING & BIOMASS
Harvester Heads: Tackling a range of contracts from clear felling to thinning is the key to the modern
forestry business. Prime Movers & Mulchers: Mulching has become an increasingly important source of income
for forestry professionals. Innovation - Iggesund: Iggesund Forest, part of the Olofsforst Group, has developed an incredibly simple
solution for the issue of chain slippage during energy harvesting.
Operation Focus - SP Maskiner: A 14-year search for the right harvester head ended for Weldon
Hershey when he was introduced to the burgeoning 761 LF from SP Maskiner. Romanov Machines: The saga of harvesting company OOO Komi Lesnaja kompania’s 45-year-old Managing
Director, Juri Mikhailovich Romanov, is an interesting one.
Coming up in the December/January 2015 edition of IFI Biomass Special:
Biomass and bioenergy is changing forest industries from the way we cut down stands; to the stands we
choose to cut; to the co-product collection systems in the sawmill. IFI examines the
latest products that are shaping this vital forestry sector.
Engines, Control Systems & Simulators: The power behind forestry
machines; the high-end systems that power the forest machine and deliver the
messages from the sawmill - from engines to interfaces; and the high-tech
simulators that make training easier and safer.
Felling Heads: IFI tracks down the manufacturers of felling heads, the attachments that make tree
length harvesting possible. We’ll see what’s new and what’s changing at the
forefront of tree length logging.
Industry Voice: Our annual call out to the industries’ foremost suppliers to gather together their
thoughts on forest industries today. What are the big issues; in which
direction are forest industries headed; what is the next technology innovation
that will change our business…? SAWLINES: A round up of the major players in the design, manufacture and delivery of
complete saw lines.
The Managing Director is responsible for the general management, control and development of Ponsse’s business in Sweden and Denmark. The Managing Director reports to Ponsse Plc Director, Sales and marketing.
REQUIREMENTS AND VALUED COMPETENCES
Several years’ experience in a managerial/leadership role and proven track record
Educational background in business and/or forestry
Understanding of the forestry business and mechanized harvesting
The company that has inherited the bulk of Gunns timber plantations in Tasmania has signalled its intention to invest in more high-value wood products, beyond woodchips.
Forico is a forest management company that owns 100,000 hectares of mostly eucalypt plantations.
Forico’s CEO Bryan Hayes says they are in the process of identifying the suitable plantations of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens for solid and engineered wood products, but it’s a direction that will take between three to five years to implement.
“We have been charged with the task by our board and investors, of looking at solid wood and engineered wood opportunities,” he said.
“We’ve already started that journey,” he added.
“Forico has started identifying the best of their plantations for thinning and pruning, to build a raw material base. Such that in three to five years time we are able to look at a sustainable volume of resource to support some other solid wood type processing.”
To read the full story click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-10/engineered-wood- woodchip-plantation-forico/5878828