Partnerships and investments announced

At the event, some companies took the opportunity to announce new partnerships, such as the one between Fuchs and Timber Forest. Fuchs named Timber the distributor of its technologies for wood manipulation and processing in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná and São Paulo. “Our company is focused on the conscious use of available resources, thus we offer highly reliable and robust equipment for the sector,” says Sandro Sato, regional sales manager at Fuchs. Timber Forest was chosen due to the company’s structure, in line with Fuchs’ plans. “They’re a company with a team of technicians and salesmen, as well as operational units that support the demand and the size of the markets in which they operate”, he adds.

Amata, a company that sells solid timber, sawn timber and wood for processing, announced firsthand at Lignum Latin America a large-scale investment in Brazil. According to Patrick Reydams, executive at Amata, it will be the first major factory aimed at producing structural timber, CLT and Glulam. “We will start acquiring the machinery this year. Our goal is for the new plant to start production in 2022,” he says.