Fibria has chosen Komatsu as the supplier of forest machines. Deliveries have started and will continue in 2016 and 2017. The package deal contains harvesters and forwarders. Investments in the new equipment also include service, maintenance and training program, as Komatsu says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
“This is the biggest package ever in Komatsu Forest history, and we are glad that Fibria show confidence on Komatsu brand and choose Komatsu as important partner for the whole Fibria group. This is a big challenge that we are ready to face”, says Lonard dos Santos, Marketing and Sales manager of Komatsu Forest Brazil.
Komatsu will supply 100% of the logging volume to Fibria´s project known as Horizonte 2 in Mato Grosso do Sul state.
“We have acquired the whole fleet of harvesters and forwarders from Komatsu for the harvest that will supply the Horizonte 2 Project. These machines were chosen because they can deliver a very good performance with a very competitive production costs”, says Aires Galhardo, Chief Forestry Operations for Fibria.
The deal includes also full training package including simulators. Fibria offer training for employees to operate the new equipment safely. For this, Fibria will use Komatsu simulators (similar to flight simulators) and all the experience of Fibria and Komatsu in training forest machine operators and mechanics. Training will start in October.
Fibria is a world leader in eucalyptus pulp production.
Source : lesprom.com