Komatsu Forest to invest in land in Umeå to expand their operations
The land area is in an existing industrial and commercial area. Komatsu Forest has its manufacturing and head office in Umeå. They indicate that there are many signs of growth in forestry see a strong demand globally. They also believe that forestry is an industry for the future, where it is likely to see a variety of new, innovative and climate-smart materials made from wood. Source
The Rottne Blondin turns 50!
In 1968, Rottne introduced its first forwarder – the Blondin, meaning The Blonde. 2018 marks half a century since the Blondin first saw the light of day. It was Rottne’s first specially built harvester – and the foundation for all development that they achieved since then. Several Blondins are still in operation. The Blondin was the company’s first complete forestry machine and came to be the best-seller. Source
Vimek appoints a new acting CEO
The forest machine manufacturer Vimek in Vindeln, Sweden has appointed Johannes Nilsson, Vimek’s current Design/Product Officer, as acting CEO. After 12 years at Vimek, current CEO Fredrik Lundberg has decided to move on in his career. When Fredrik Lundberg steps down from the post of CEO, Johannes Nilsson will take on the role of acting CEO while a new CEO is being recruited. Source
Scania invests in Corebon to obtain strategic benefit from revolutionary methods for producing carbon fibre components
Scania Growth Capital has invested SEK 35 million in Corebon AB, a Swedish materials tech start-up. Corebon has invented the world’s fastest production process for carbon fibre reinforced plastic. This has resulted in a new higher standard of composite materials, lower costs and minimal impact on the environment. The Technology results in up to 10 times faster production cycle times, up to 95 per cent energy savings, and the highest fibre-volume fraction composites ever manufactured. Source