Fibria acquires forest machines from Komatsu


The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria is building a new production line that will increase the capacity of its mill in Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil) to 3.05 million tons of pulp per year. 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.

“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.

About Fibria
The world leader in eucalyptus pulp production, Fibria strives to meet the growing global demand for forestry products in a sustainable manner. With production capacity of 5.3 million tons of pulp per year, it has industrial units in Aracruz (Espírito Santo), Jacareí (São Paulo) and Três Lagoas (Mato Grosso do Sul), as well as in Eunápolis (Bahia), where it operates Veracel in a joint operation with Stora Enso. Fibria has 969,000 hectares of forests, with 568,000 hectares of planted forests, 338,000 hectares of environmental preservation and conservation areas. The pulp manufactured by Fibria is exported to more than 40 countries. In 2015, Fibria announced the expansion of its Três Lagoas unit, which will receive a new line with annual pulp production capacity of 1.75 million tons and is slated for startup in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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